Referencing industrial materiality and biomorphic form, my work frequently touches on themes of origin and decay within the urban landscape. My perceptions of industry and infrastructure often lead to quirky architectural assemblages, reminiscent of childhood forts or treehouse experiments in miniature. My materials are usually found, bartered or bargained for, in keeping with my inclination to repurpose when possible.
Autobody Fine Art Studios
1517 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Some artists aim to harness first impressions to intentionally bring us back to an earlier state of wonder and curiosity. Mixed media artist Jamie Banes seeks to recreate the fascination many of us felt as children looking at big-city architecture, allowing us to explore and play and remember the days when everything was huge, and we wished to find out how it all worked. -Cristina Deptula, Synchronized Chaos, 2010