‘How do I see? Subjectively, to make sense of the world around me. Objectively, to fragment and simplify. A face becomes a series of shapes given value by light. In much the same way, the wing of a bird is manifested as a series of triangles caught in flight. Thus, the pencil represents a tool for deconstructing/de- composing vision. Through the act of drawing, complex form is broken down into a series of intricate and comprehensive angles and measurements. This impartial quantification becomes a personal meditation. It unites the hand, the medium, and the eye to meld a visual identity and personal expression. Ink then fixes the fleeting lines into a solid and permanent body.’

 

Jonas has been drawing and exploring his creative side since youth, but his true artistic focus was spawned through his education at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. His inspiration pulls from the natural world, architecture, and the ever-present dialogue between chaos and order.

 

The drawings displayed here are representations of wildlife found within the southwestern Colorado region. Jonas Fahnestock was born in Gent, Belgium, and grew up in Norwood, CO. His parents, John Fahnestock and Gœdele Vanhille, are both accomplished ceramic artists who have lived in the Telluride region for many years.

'How do I see? Subjectively, to make sense of the world around me. Objectively, to fragment and simplify. A face becomes a series of shapes given value by light. In much the same way, the wing of a bird is manifested as a series of triangles caught in flight. Thus, the pencil represents a tool for deconstructing/de- composing vision. Through the act of drawing, complex form is broken down into a series of intricate and comprehensive angles and measurements. This impartial quantification becomes a personal meditation. It unites the hand, the medium, and the eye to meld a visual identity and personal expression. Ink then fixes the fleeting lines into a solid and permanent body.'

 

Jonas has been drawing and exploring his creative side since youth, but his true artistic focus was spawned through his education at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. His inspiration pulls from the natural world, architecture, and the ever-present dialogue between chaos and order.

 

The drawings displayed here are representations of wildlife found within the southwestern Colorado region. Jonas Fahnestock was born in Gent, Belgium, and grew up in Norwood, CO. His parents, John Fahnestock and Gœdele Vanhille, are both accomplished ceramic artists who have lived in the Telluride region for many years.