From the artist:
…The primary material of my current paintings is store-bought paper sewing patterns applied directly to the canvas. The patterns are reinterpreted outside of their usual functional context as garment templates to represent figurative and metaphysical imagery. In this way, I work to shape a narrative that references fable, myth and folklore. As a garment is made through the assembly of parts cut from sewing patterns, likewise, myths and fables are a kind of fabric cut from the human experience.
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John Westmark is an American artist, with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of Florida. His paintings have recently been bought by the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation in Los Angeles, CA.