David Jones

Since I moved to Wyoming eleven years ago, I have been interested in exploring ideas about land use in regards to governmental policy, supply and demand, and our priorities as a nation as well as what the manmade elements found with in the landscape can tell us about the human condition. In my current studio practice, I am working in essentially three different bodies of work linked through a common thread that informs each other. Of the three types of work, one involves model scale “sets” which I construct to serve as platforms for narratives to take place often through photography and video. The second body of work that I have been exploring is larger scale outdoor works, which often have visual elements from the smaller scale works. The third body of work is experimental interactions with the landscape, which take place in more remote settings in the western region. These often take shape in the form of video, performance, and ephemeral site-specific works. The link between all three of the bodies of work is they all serve as an investigation of physical and implicit landscapes regardless of the form they take. Whether it is more a more literal interpretation such as the model scale works or one, which poses more questions than answers such the experimental works, the openness and potential represented by the western landscape is their common ground.