Jason Borders is an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. His work is something that immediately grabbed my attention: instead of paper or wood Jason uses bones and skulls as a canvas for his meticulous engravings. On his website he states:
“My work is a form of self-hypnosis. Its a way of turning off cognitive thought and simply reacting. Its very meditative. It is escapism, though in a certain sense, its a form of hyper-existence- of living purely in the moment. In this way the work becomes a method of overcoming fears. That said, a large part of what I do involves a familiarization with death. My belief is that, as painful as it can be, looking directly at death helps you to live your life with intent and purpose. In this light, the work I do delves into a place where the lines between life, death, fantasy and reality are blurred.”
I love how Jason links his works with death, and how he breathes new life into bones and skulls by transforming them into pieces of art.
You can find more of Jason’s work on his website. Enjoy!
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