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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.

About

Jon Ivan

MY LIFE, MY STORY…

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.

I have always had a career in the field as an Electromechanical technician. (Mechanics and electronics including and up to subsea robotics) I’ve also been drawing most of my life as a hobby and even advanced that to a pencil art print and frame company called PenciWIP.com. I sold my pencil art in my own custom designed frames. It was shut down due to hurricane Katrina.

My career ended about 3 years ago due to a medical issue that caused me to have to have brain surgery. I had always wanted to play a violin that I had built. During my recovery I built this very violin. It was after I finished that project when I invisoned the “Violin”, one of my “TIME” collection pieces, then my imagination progressed from there.

The “TIME” sculptures mimic the flow of a working steam machine but also function as a working piece. This places 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. This is why they are appropriately named the “TIME” collection.

Recently, I have branched off to include stationary sculptures with my first being “The Power of 3”. This piece shows how the use of time pieces and lots of forethought can make the number 3 powerful. I have a great love for time pieces and it shows in all of my sculptures.

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 and take the time to take a photo when I see the opportunity. I hope you can feel the emotions and love I put into every section of every piece I have created and also in my pencil art. Also the emotions I try to capture in my photography.

Thanks for viewing,

Jon Ivan 

 

Blog

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 …

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Jon Ivan Art

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

jonivanart@gmail.com