Sasha R. Jones
Sasha R. Jones is an independent artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He works primarily in oil, and is largely focused on the themes and intersections of fantasy, nature, and queerness. He is particularly interested in doing work which speaks to the sense of awe found in the natural world and in ourselves, and to making tangible our sense of the ethereal.
In this work, it is not uncommon for him to treat our fellow kin in the animal world as containing wonders not known to us, as existing in some larger way than we can understand. In the same vein, he is also drawn to portraying fantasy creatures such as dragons in a way which shows a sort of natural harmony with their environment, whether that environment is an earthly sky or something more akin to a spiritual dreamscape. It is that space between these realms that he is attempting to touch with these paintings— to portray the familiar, but immersed in that certain something beyond our grasp, to lend tangibility to that space which is felt but cannot easily be described.