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The Jaunt

Tim Biskup – Summer Camp 2023


Silkscreen print, edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist, unframed

Destination: Joseph, Oregon

Date: September 11 - September 15, 2023

Jaunt #099

approx. 27.5"h x 19.75"w, 70cm x 50cm

"Ahead of going to the Summer Camp I really felt like I needed a break so I was mainly expecting to relax in new surroundings. I also love hanging out with other artists, and hoped for deep and interesting conversations with the artists joining and whom I would spend a lot of time with during the five days we were there.

Aside from the deep and interesting conversations that we had I was very taken by the terrain around the small city of Joseph. I was fascinated that what I thought was a man made dam was actually 100% natural. Like a long fat knife cutting into the earth. Epic. I spend a lot of time outdoors in LA and the scenery in this north eastern corner of Oregon is very different from what I’m familiar with. The bugs, the trees, the smells. I like to observe those differences. They always pop up in my work. One of the days I went for a random walk throughout the small town and passed by the local high school, which was pretty incredible, too.

Right away after arriving in Joseph I felt so comfortable. The vibe was mellow and chatty, and we all shared a lot of laughing and storytelling. I’m always interested in how other artists work so it was fun to see others at work and hear about their process. My print is based on a drawing I made on-site. It’s abstract but I see birds and trees in there, along with the mountains and weather. Rocks, caves, there is lots of movement. Something like a relief sculpture. Very alive, but maybe a bit unsettling."

–Tim Biskup