Fan Email for Jet James
Hi, I am doing a project for art a-level on you and I was wondering if I could ask some questions I would like to know about you.
How did you come up with the names for your work, for example "self"?
There wasn’t much thought into the title ‘self’ I love drawing the self portrait and have done so passionately since I was 15, some titles are more thought out such as ‘deconstructing abstraction ‘ or ‘ disposable self’ . Each question my own understanding of the world and thoughts that came to mind whilst creating a self portrait . I often contemplate my past, present and future when creating self portraits .
I am very interested in your collagraph work, how long did it take you to create these?
Sometimes a Collagraph can happen very quickly , in a day , other times I work on them over months , sometimes years , working between 15-40 works at a time .
how old were you when you sold your first piece of work?
I sold photocopies of my artwork on the bus for $1 when I was year 9. I sold my first major artwork when I was 17.
do your artworks always turn out how you pictured them at the start?