Jason Orr's "Home"

Jason Orr.  Home.  Acrylic on Canvas. 24"x 30"

Jason Orr. Home. Acrylic on Canvas. 24"x 30"

Dallastown artist Jason Orr discusses the lively, whimsical landscape of Home

Although traditional, landscapes still play a large part in transcending our imaginations and stretch of the imagination, alluding from the status quo in America. In a culture driven by industry, capitalism, and success many of us seek refuge in the beauty of our surroundings and the relationship we still share with nature. In my recent series, I seek to extract this innermost quality with landscapes, and the elation we feel when dancing with it attentively, in its utmost forms. Naturally, everything shares a common “life force,” and it is my searching through each brushstroke that I seek to extrapolate the very significance of what nature poses to us. I choose a high velocity of color, hoping to excite the joyful and playful quality we all share, embedded in the glorified state we can explore when realizing nature's true potential. I hope they are as exciting and filled with life as I felt while painting them!

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