As an artist and designer I look within and outward for inspiration. The environment around me is as important to me as the history and experiences that have shaped me.
In my North Minneapolis studio there is a wall of windows that opens to the outside world. I observe the poverty, neglect, struggle, renewal and hope of the community. My resulting collection of work is a reflection of these modern day struggles and the stories of my ancestors
My Vision for 2020
The old church across the street with its wooden steps. The creek running thru the neighborhood. Kids playing in the street. Open spaces and vacant lots slowly filling and changing. This painting is a reflection of what I see out of my windows.
The large stretched canvas is open and undefined waiting to be filled with so many possibilities. The work that I do is about my community, its my story.
My Vision 2020 by Shirley Jones. Acrylic on Canvas. Showing at Homewood Studios Feb 1-28th.
Shirley Jones, MFA is a Minneapolis based artist, educator and studio owner. You can find Shirley most days creating and building works of art in her basement studio in North Minneapolis.