Pop-up Museum of Shape & Form

“Vanishing points and delineation lines, like lake ripples from stone skippings, will one day be rendered unseen by nature’s overtaking green.”  (Grant)

The work of Grant grows within a seasonally changing landscape of trees, rivers and pathways.  As a designer, Grant shapes the new, which is subject to manufacturing requirements, materials, space, time, perception, costs,  future trends  and the art of balancing consumer demands with those of business growers. But as an artist, Grant creates works of infinite variation in purely pictorial space.

“To design is  to plan and to organize, to order, to relate and to control. In short it embraces all means opposing disorder and accident. Therefore it signifies a human need and qualifies man’s thinking and doing”  (Josef Albers)

Grant’s model of the Earth is layered chance. “Life tries to re-order slime”, he wrote in a school art essay.

It is interesting that whilst Grant enjoys working on projects that have clear structure and set frames of reference, he delights in shifting his eye to the open space between lines where so much more can be shared by teasing the eye and rippling the mind.

Further reading:

Josef Albers / Despite Straight Lines ‘An analysis of his graphic constructions by Francois Bucher’. [Pub. Yale University Press. 1961]

Vasarely. Plastic Arts of the 20th Century. Collection Ed. Marcel Joray [Pub Editions du Griffon Neuchatel, 1969)

(Hats off to Vasarely and Albers – from the Pop-up Museum of Shape & Form)
(Handworn, dented, creased doing tools – from the Pop-up Museum of Shape & Form)

 

 

 

 

Elf’s Tree Adventure – as the story goes …

Squirrels store nuts –
When naughty, far more.
Squirrels make mess
In Mr. Pom’s Store.

Squirrels are grey
Squirrels are red
Squirrels make drays
And then go to bed.

ETreeAdventure-copy

Elf’s Tree Adventure
told by Grant Jesse and Peter Scott

Paperback
44pp   A5 size

16 Pages of Full Colour Illustrations

2 Colouring Sheet pages
Password in Little Password Book (inside)

Double page Elfland Underground Map

Elfland Photographs

ISBN  978-1-899573-21-9

Image of Learning
Elf Storytelling Series

English Language Edn.

… and so the Story grows …