I am raising $8,500 to support the creation of my piece Remarkable Presence about grief and the over 17,000 people lost in AZ due to COVID.
If you’ve ever wanted to know where are all the most interesting cactus in Phoenix, I’m working on finding that out, and making a map of it.
Listening to the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and witnessing the barrage of events, commentary on events, commentary on the commentary on events and general nonsense that takes place on the media, it’s hard to not draw a parallel. My efforts at making sense of it so far have only brought me frustration. […]
It has literally been years since I’ve been able to spend an art week to concentrate, relax and focus on nothing else but working on some artwork. Seems crazy since some artists have weeks, months, maybe even a year to devote to creating their work. I have no excuses. It is what it is. I […]
It’s been a busy month! I also started a new hand-drawn map of Downtown Phoenix for the new Found:Re hotel on Portland and Central. I’m super excited about this one since I think I’ll be able to add a lot more detail than in the previous maps I’ve done. I’m also hoping to point some […]
I’m excited to be sharing my new series of horizon drawings at The McKinley Club in downtown Phoenix. This is a co-working and small offices space that was beautifully renovated. Thursday, they have their weekly Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm. Then, this Friday, they’re hosting a Community Yard Sale from 7-10pm where anyone can bring things […]
Lola Coffee Horizon drawing, 9″ x 12″, ink and pen on paper Looking through a window, the horizon line is framed instead of being open. The breath or air leaks out over the top as it tries to push through the constraints. The breath also grows larger as it reaches the top of the boundary. I […]
Pussy Riot talk people horizon #pussyriot #inkdrawing #phoenixartist #conceptualart #horizon #colorfuldrawing A photo posted by Jen Urso (@jenurso) on Mar 12, 2016 at 9:56pm PST
Beginning by filling the horizon with air. The space that is the cloud horizon is a thin line that’s always shifting. Try to draw a cloud and the edge will never be static enough. Every mark is correct because there’s nothing to reference when you look back at it. Scritch-a-scratch a blind gesture and move […]
Perhaps driven by yet another rejection letter to cap off 2015 (but more likely not), I’m embarking on a series of new drawings. As much as I love them, there are too many old ones on this site. After spending several months developing thoughts on edges, occupied space, allowable space and breathing plus arrangements with […]