JamesLawrenceArdena

Artwork of James Lawrence Ardena

Seattle, Washington | 2 Sales

JamesLawrenceArdena

Artwork of James Lawrence Ardena

Seattle, Washington 2 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (1)

Announcement   Welcome:

Update: 2/11/19.

I have been in school after a long hiatus so progress has been gradual. I will be finishing up in March and will be tending the shop a bit more then and will post new work then.


If you are in the Seattle area, I may be showing work. Check out my website or follow me on Instagram for updated information:

jameslawrenceardena.com

@jameslawrenceardena

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 19, 2019

Welcome:

Update: 2/11/19.

I have been in school after a long hiatus so progress has been gradual. I will be finishing up in March and will be tending the shop a bit more then and will post new work then.


If you are in the Seattle area, I may be showing work. Check out my website or follow me on Instagram for updated information:

jameslawrenceardena.com

@jameslawrenceardena

James Lawrence Ardeña

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James Lawrence Ardeña

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I have been working with for over 20 years.

My work as a self-taught artist often explores notions of the state of Filipino America, the effects of colonization, and the emotional constructs which we imprison ourselves. Over the past ten years I have been working with resin and developing my own techniques. I conceptualize a piece with images often found in old travel and anthropology books, which were the mass media of the time. Photography was still a newer technology used to help categorize, and show off America’s newest possessions and make sense of the cultural landscape of a particular era. These ethnographic images often removed the subjects of the camera from their context, and a new one was created for them. These images along with other objects and text are placed in between layers of resin over a series of several days. After completion the final assemblage is permanently cast yet changes depending upon the perspective of the viewer.
            I have been in arts organizing since 1995 and a co-founder of isangmahal arts kollective in Seattle, the LA Enkanto Kollective, and Mixt Up Productions. Originally a spoken word artist and poet, I now spend my time in the visual realm of cultural critique. My first forays into the visual arts were in pop art, designing and producing fliers, posters, key chains, t-shirts, and cd covers. I have had the privilege of taking part in the production of three Spoken word CD’s, and four anthology publications. Three publications devoted to the Asian Multi-Racial experience, and another in dedicated to the Filipino American story.

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    My work as a self-taught artist often explores notions of the state of Filipino America, the effects of colonization, and the emotional constructs which we imprison ourselves. Over the years I have developed my own techniques.

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Last updated on November 15, 2015

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