The towers represent places we go that feel secure. Towers protect us and offer a different vantage point on life. However, are the three figures “towers” in their own right? Or are they seeking refuge?
Sometimes we need to venture from our places of security to engage in conversation with others. This work began as a collaboration with a high school class I visited to share my art and talk about my process. Each student had 60 seconds to leave their mark. Afterward I built a village on what they had begun.
This piece continues my paneled village “sermon note” series. The work started as noted during a Sunday service. I later returned and worked through ideas to build a village from responses to what I heard.
All Images Are © Jonathan Grauel
Jonathan Grauel Artist Bio
Jonathan Grauel is a visual artist living in Charlotte North Carolina. He works in acrylics, oil pastels and on the iPad. He is currently continuing to develop his “village” series and creating numerous collaborative works with his partner in crime Fabric Lenny. His art is semi & non-representational narratives portraying the places “man” travel. His work depicts not just physical locations, like the coffee shops and restaurants he frequents, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual places. His art is a response to his surroundings and the relationships they contain. Jonathan has been featured in MacForum Magazine – Digital Artist Showcase and on the cover of OrthoCarolina Magazine. His work hangs on the walls galleries, museums, homes and even a few boats all over the world. Jonathan has drawn on napkins while waiting tables, worked at a frame shop and taught high school art, now he pays the bills doing web development.
Blog / Website: http://bluestudioonline.com