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Original Art & Prints by Darren E. Logan

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Original Art & Prints by Darren E. Logan

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Last updated on Jan 2, 2019

Original art & prints by Darren E. Logan

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Bringing a little piece of the Canyons of Southern Utah into your home.

Eclectic Canyons Fine Art & Jewelry features the work of Boulder, Utah artist Darren E. Logan, who creates Surrealist & Abstract Interpretations of the forms and archetypes of the Escalante River Basin & the Canyon Country of Southern Utah using Oils, Earth & Sand, Photography and the most recent addition, Jewelry. His styles vary with each medium.
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Darren has just recently (fall 2012) started to design jewelry and only uses high quality semi precious stones and authentic mine specific turquoise.
Styles are influenced by traditional southwestern jewelry and the prehistoric jewelry of the Fremont & Anasazi tribes.

His Earth/Sand Art is created using ethically hand collected and hand ground sandstones, siltstones, mudstones and clays sourced locally.
This process involves locating colors in areas of minimal to no impact, never forcing or prying materials loose and only using ‘late stage’ erosion resources (loose fragments easily moved by flooding, animal passage, etc. and preferably already located in a wash or drainage).
Visual impact is also taken into great consideration.
Land Stewardship is of highest priority.
He also utilizes this process to study the geology of the area, including location (in terms of lateral location and geological strata), theorized method of deposition, and overall characteristics of the materials in terms of density, and geological anomalies such as lensing, etc.
Shellac is used as a natural, non-toxic, renewable binder to bring these elements together, providing options in terms of thickness and relief.
It is also re-workable, allowing for future modification and/or repair of pieces while providing a nearly rock hard finish once cured.
Many of the Earth/Sand Art pieces have buildup & relief which creates an ever-changing work of art as the light and shadows shift throughout the day, providing the viewer with an opportunity to experience a slowly shifting perspective and experience of the piece. In this way, the interplay of materials, light & shadow create works of art that appear to have a life of their own. Due to this quality, placement near windows and in sunlit rooms provides a richer experience than a fixed light gallery type of setting will.
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His Oil Paintings tend towards a marriage between landscapes and abstracts, not aiming for a literal interpretation of the land, but rather, creating dreamlike abstract interpretations of the forms found throughout the canyons, with a special emphasis on the patterns created by aeolian crossbedding and erosion forms such as slot canyons and drainage fluting.
He uses water mixable oil paints in order to avoid the use of additional solvents.
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Previous to his move to Southern Utah in Fall of 2007, Darren spent 18 years as a resident of Chicago, Illinois, where he regularly displayed his work at local galleries and cafés, as well as participating in the Around the Coyote Art Festival.
The themes of his work throughout this period dealt more with a mixture of abstract organic forms, surrealism, graffiti inspired imagery, esoteric symbolism, and archetypal images.
Some of these earlier works have been described by viewers as external representations of the Collective Unconscious.

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  • Darren e. Logan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist

    Visual artist, musician, designer, hiker & explorer, philosopher, lover of wilderness, primitive skills and modern design. Darren attempts to meld these influences together in his earth art, paintings and jewelry.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 9, 2012
Welcome to Eclectic Canyons. I strive to create high quality fine art & jewelry that speaks to the nature of the high desert canyon country of Southern Utah.
I only use high quality authentic turquoise and strive to use non toxic renewable materials in creating my fine art.
My earth art is created from ethically hand collected & hand ground sandstones, siltstones, mudstones, clays and shales. The binder I use is a natural product which is nontoxic and renewable.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If an item is damaged during shipping, a claim will be filed with the shipper per their insurance policy. Earth Art pieces which are damaged during shipping can be returned (buyer pays return shipping) and damaged areas can be reworked.
If this is the case, photos of the reworked piece will be sent to the buyer for approval due to the inconsistent and random nature of the materials.
Payment
Payment is expected ASAP, preferably within 2 to 3 days at the most.
Preferred payment is via credit card though I do accept personal checks and money orders (item will be shipped once check has cleared the bank)
Shipping
I take great care in proper packaging in order to ensure no damage will occur to your purchase. All jewelry will be sent in a cotton padded gift box.
Most shipping is done via USPS Priority Mail, though some larger items, such as large size paintings and earth art, may be shipped via UPS.
Insurance and delivery confirmation is automatically included in the shipping price.
Express shipping is available on request for an additional charge.
Additional policies and FAQs
Requests for custom orders and consignment are welcome.
If you would like a piece of jewelry (such as a necklace) to be resized to a smaller size, please ask & this option may be available depending on the piece.