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bill jehle
updated: 08/17/2009
website: billjehle.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, spiritual, biomorphic, geometric, meditative, nature, organic
 
 
colony 1 by bill jehle
colony 1
Ink and watercolor on treated arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 2 by bill jehle
colony 2
ink and watercolor on treated arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 3 by bill jehle
colony 3
ink and watercolor on treated arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 4 by bill jehle
colony 4
Ink and watercolor on treated arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 5 by bill jehle
colony 5
ink and watercolor on treated arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 6 by bill jehle
colony 6
ink and watercolor on treated arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 7 by bill jehle
colony 7
ink and watercolor on treated arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 8 by bill jehle
colony 8
ink and watercolor on treated arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 9 by bill jehle
colony 9
ink and watercolor on arches 88
09-2009
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 10 by bill jehle
colony 10
ink and watercolor on arches 88
09-2009`
8.5 " x  11 " 
colony 11 by bill jehle
colony 11
ink and watercolor on arches 88
09-2009
8.5" x  11" 
colony 13 by bill jehle
colony 13
ink and watercolor on arches 88
09-2009
8.5" x  11" 

Artist Statement

This series of drawings came about by tracing photos of the landscape around our home here in Topanga. From this I realized that the leaves and branches arrange themselves into patterns created by chance and opportunity. In a forest no opportunities to use light, shade, soil, food, shelter, etc go unexploited.


On a purely visual basis this relates to how we direct action in a drawing. Do we lead or follow the pen? As a corollary for meditation of course neither one would be acceptable.


What is left is to set the path, to plant the seed. Just like in our forest the patterns of fallen leaves or the structure of branches take advantage and fall victim to wind, ley lines, sun, resources and pests.


I build a crystalline structure, and in this let the image be constructed by chance and in the space that chance has left. I suppose it could be called mindful non-interference in how the drawing develops.

 

Artist Bio / CV
Bill Jehle (yaylee) was born in El Centro, California, where he worked through school for his father's architecture firm as a surveyor along the Mexican border and in the fields. He went to art school at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Cal Arts in the early seventies and Cooper Union in New York. He has lived and practiced in New York, Santa Barbara and the Los Angeles area. Jehle currently lives in Topanga, California and divides his time between his studio there, his cabin in Southern Colorado and his family’s farm in Cedar County Missouri. Jehle’s work can be seen in numerous private collections in Los Angeles and Houston such as Patricia Correia, Neil Menzies, Ann Janss and Jack Rutberg, and in corporate collections including Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, the Grand Hyatt Waillea and the Bank of America-Security Pacific Collection.

 


BILL JEHLE ARTIST CONTACT:

By Phone: 310-980-1707

By E-Mail: billj@billjehle.com

Web Site: http://billjehle.com