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tar & feathers — Art by Jordan Carr

 
tar & feathers is a collection of thoughts more than a series.  Each piece is a study in style initially inspired by metal etched prints. The style is also greatly influenced by the detailed line work of Edward Gorey, Egon Schiele, and Shel Silverstein.  As an avid collector of all things old, I incorporate my collection into my style of art as well. It was when I decided to write a children’s book after the birth of my son that I began to really focus and hone this style, using primarily Micron Archival ink and watercolor.  Each drawing represents a precursor to the final book.  The series is meant to convey the whimsy of folkloric art, but also maintain a sense of humor throughout.  I hope to carry over this whimsy and humor into the final drawings of the book.

Jordan Carr, Artist
 
 
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Jordan CarrJordan B. Carr is a 26-year-old artist and photographer who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son. He primarily works in pen and ink, watercolor, and occasionally dabbles in wood, clay, and furniture making. He takes his artistic cues from Egon Schile, Edward Gorey, and Shel Silverstein. His main focus has been writing and illustrating a children’s book. He loves collecting and usually incorporates the things he finds into these drawings.

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