Postcard sent to Martha Weatherford, an old college buddy now living in the New York TriState area.
Part of The Scottish Project.
[We’re going to be selling the original drawings in the near future. If you want to be put on the list, please contact Jason Korman at email@example.com]
ABOUT THE JERUSALEM SERIES:
“Jerusalem is not a place, but a mindset.”
In 1997 I started drawing on the back of business cards, just to give me something to do while sitting at the bar.
Over time the format got larger and more abstract. Over time the format got more spiritual in nature. Over time the process got less about social commentary, more about meditation. Eventually I realized art without a transcendent dimension was worthless.
Over time this became The Jerusalem Series. A spiritual exercise, a “Zen” exercise, an exercise in contemplation, more than anything else.
I chose the name, “Jerusalem” because I love the idea of there being a truly Holy place, somewhere closer to God than anywhere else. Hopefully though art, we can all create that same place in our own head. Fans of William Blake will know what I’m talking about.
ABOUT “THE SCOTTISH PROJECT“
I often send out hand-drawn postcards to my old friends in Scotland, where I grew up. Over time I have also included non-Scots in the mix, but I kept the original name, “The Scottish Project”. The archive is here.
From December 30th, 2018, almost two years ago. One of my favorite all-time drawings. William Blake, eat your heart out.
PS: Yes, I’m still carrying on with The Scottish Project. A man can wear more than one hat etc.
A few days ago, I tweeted out, “The first person to email me wins this original drawing” etc, Beth was the first one to reply. [NB- the tweet has since been deleted].
About the drawing: This time, back in New York City’s West Village in December, 1998, I was shopping for Christmas presents in the snow. It was was one of those moments when life seemed absolutely perfect. Everything was alright in the universe. Those moments had become increasingly non-existent ever since leaving college, it was nice to be back in the flow again.