Wood burning and cigar bands: the art of Jason Houchen
Missouri born, Jason Houchen creates fantastically intricate wood-burnings. I especially love the use of the cigar bands in his work. After graduating in Sculpture, he relocated to LA where he discovered highly influential classical folk art, street, and a burgeoning pop surrealism art scene.
Through his wood burnings, sculptures, mixed media and paintings, he has developed a style that coalesces his Midwest influences with these newly found worlds. Described as being ‘full of life and death, spirits and spirituality, history, as well as memories, his work provokes more questions than answers.’