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You’ll find examples of my museum quality art pieces, photography, and pencil drawings.

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The Guitar


Art Gallery by Jon Ivan

I call  this my “Time” collection.  Each piece represents the working flow of a steam engine with a Clock replacing the heat source.


Jon Ivan

As a contemporary southern artist and former native of Mississippi, I was inspired to learn to draw at the impressionable age of 8. I don’t ever remember a time after that when I didn’t have a pencil and paper at hand. After numerous life changes, I was inspired once again. It was then when I took a leap into functioning sculptures that have a “Steampunk” feel.  The sculptures mimic the flow of a working steam machine placing them in a class of their own that I like to call “Science Fiction Steam”.  At the heart of each piece lays a clock that serves as a heat source for the steam machine; the collection is appropriately named the “TIME” collection.

Recently, I have branched off to include stationary sculptures with my first being “The Power of 3”. The drive to create in me is unimaginable at times and the ideas flow seemingly every day within my head. I always jump at the chance to grab something to put into a piece and I also stop to take the time to take a photo when I see the opportunity. I hope you can take the time to feel the emotions and love I put into every section of every piece I have created. Also, please take the time to view my photos in my eyes as an artist.




The Signs

As an artist I think I struggle the most when it comes to which direction to take.  I feel like this happens to me more often than most but I think that’s what most people feel. I’ve found that patience in these situations is the hardest thing to have but it is the one essential …

Pipe Roses

I recently had someone suggest to me to make flowers and sell them. I said “Do you know anyone willing to pay $1000 for a flower?” Why so much? Because of the time I spend on each one. As an artist I feel that my time is that valuable. To succeed as an artist you …


Jon Ivan Art

Ocean Springs, MS 39564