Jimmy Descant

Jimmy Descant

As a self taught assemblage artist growing up in New Orleans, I started my path with vintage vacuum cleaner rocketship sculptures in 1996, after 15 years in the music business as a roadie. I progressed to actual political/social statements in my futuristic art, and in visions of the West that I love after moving to Colorado. I have always seen in the parts I was finding at thrift stores and flea markets my own vision of what craftsmen put into details, many unseen, and the longevity of these manufactured pieces I use as inspiration and metaphor. I am part Louisiana Native, Tunica-Biloxi from Marksville - Cajun, white, brown, etc. I am both my locale and soul in the West, and New Orleans where I grew up, and return yearly to sell at Jazz Fest, exhibit at galleries, and immerse myself. As a Severe ReConstructivist in my style of ‘Western Futurism’, my mix of Mardi Gras Indians, their power, cultures and identifiable imagery in my art combine the West and the South in an abstract mechanical fashion of respect and strength. I now live and create in Tucson, Arizona but always a New Orleanian.

 

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332 Julia St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
332 Julia St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
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