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    Johnathon DeSoto
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Don’t fuck us over America. Like @mspackyetti said, “Your whiteness will not save you from the patriarchy has in store for you.”. Just vote.
#gotv #podsaveamerica
Don’t fuck us over America. Like @mspackyetti said, “Your whiteness will not save you from the patriarchy has in store for you.”. Just vote. #gotv  #podsaveamerica 
Thanks @humboldtinsidermag for the feature! It’s pretty fun to be in print. Get yourself a copy and check it out. There’s a whole lotta good stuff in there.
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#notperfectbettertogether #westelmlocal #Dowoodworking #allthegoodwood #woodshop #woodworking #woodworks #interiordesign #reclaimedwood #makersmovement #installation #artgallery #contemporaryart #oneofakind #handcrafted #bohodecor #shophandmade #boho #localartist #woodworkforall #mywworg #bestigwoodworking #handmade #oneofakind #madeinusa #madeinamerica #woodcut #woodshop
Thanks @humboldtinsidermag for the feature! It’s pretty fun to be in print. Get yourself a copy and check it out. There’s a whole lotta good stuff in there. . #notperfectbettertogether  #westelmlocal  #Dowoodworking  #allthegoodwood  #woodshop  #woodworking  #woodworks  #interiordesign  #reclaimedwood  #makersmovement  #installation  #artgallery  #contemporaryart  #oneofakind  #handcrafted  #bohodecor  #shophandmade  #boho  #localartist  #woodworkforall  #mywworg  #bestigwoodworking  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeinusa  #madeinamerica  #woodcut  #woodshop 
The piece is entitled “This is the darkness of the womb, not of the tomb”. The title is a  reworking of a phrase used by Valarie Kaur a Sikh civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, filmmaker and lawyer. 
In the midst of clear political, economic, ecological, moral and human rights disasters, I often find myself overwhelmed. It is sometimes difficult to live in a world that is transgressing on human, political, environmental and economic fronts; where people are taught to think the worst about each other and to look out only for the narrow interests of self. It often seems like there are no meaningful avenues for personal agency and collective empowerment.

Through art, I’ve found that it is possible to reframe our complex, subjective realities. The principles of beauty compel us to look for beauty's source in the best and worst in our world. The leaves and the trees and the rubble and rot. The search for beauty causes us to search in the unexplored corners of existence, find awe and pull at the strings of transcendence. When we start pulling, destructive narratives of greed and ego begin to unravel. When we allow ourselves and others to experience a fuller range of what it means to be human, we discover new ways of being and collectively acting. 
I am not happy that there is so much rubble at our feet, but I only know how to do what beauty commands. Search. Feel. Gather the building blocks and hope that when we put one stone on top of another, that something divine, substantial and resilient will be built.
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. Thanks @annasofie for the 📸
#Abstractart #abstractpainting #abstract #abstraction #hardedge #hardedgepainting #hardedgeabstraction #jdesoto #wood #woodworking #interiordesign #modern #modernartist #modernartist #modernartmuseum #color #colors #colorful #gallery #gallerywalldecor #reclaimedwood #reclaimedwoodart #processpainting #abstractexpressionism #curator #artdealer #abstractogram #abstracted #saatchiarts
The piece is entitled “This is the darkness of the womb, not of the tomb”. The title is a  reworking of a phrase used by Valarie Kaur a Sikh civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, filmmaker and lawyer. In the midst of clear political, economic, ecological, moral and human rights disasters, I often find myself overwhelmed. It is sometimes difficult to live in a world that is transgressing on human, political, environmental and economic fronts; where people are taught to think the worst about each other and to look out only for the narrow interests of self. It often seems like there are no meaningful avenues for personal agency and collective empowerment. Through art, I’ve found that it is possible to reframe our complex, subjective realities. The principles of beauty compel us to look for beauty's source in the best and worst in our world. The leaves and the trees and the rubble and rot. The search for beauty causes us to search in the unexplored corners of existence, find awe and pull at the strings of transcendence. When we start pulling, destructive narratives of greed and ego begin to unravel. When we allow ourselves and others to experience a fuller range of what it means to be human, we discover new ways of being and collectively acting. I am not happy that there is so much rubble at our feet, but I only know how to do what beauty commands. Search. Feel. Gather the building blocks and hope that when we put one stone on top of another, that something divine, substantial and resilient will be built. . . Thanks @annasofie for the 📸 #Abstractart  #abstractpainting  #abstract  #abstraction  #hardedge  #hardedgepainting  #hardedgeabstraction  #jdesoto  #wood  #woodworking  #interiordesign  #modern  #modernartist  #modernartist  #modernartmuseum  #color  #colors  #colorful  #gallery  #gallerywalldecor  #reclaimedwood  #reclaimedwoodart  #processpainting  #abstractexpressionism  #curator  #artdealer  #abstractogram  #abstracted  #saatchiarts 
Tonight @blackfaungallery “The peoples mapping project” exhibition opens! Come say hello from 6-9. Video @therinbrooks
Tonight @blackfaungallery “The peoples mapping project” exhibition opens! Come say hello from 6-9. Video @therinbrooks
“There is a enough for Utopia” is a diptych that I created for “The People’s mapping project” The exhibition opens Saturday the 6th @blackfaungallery 6-9pm and runs through the month of October! .
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#Abstractart #contemporaryart #painting #artist #artoftheday #abstractogram #art #arte #justicisloveinpublic #thepersonalispolitical #artisprotest #notperfectbettertogether #tamenessenemyofrevolution
“Distilling water from experience” is a triptych that made for the group exhibition “The People’s mapping project”. It’s a year long project about place and meaning making. The opening is Saturday, October 6th 6-9pm. Come out and see the show!
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#notperfectbettertogether #westelmlocal #Dowoodworking #allthegoodwood #woodshop #woodworking #woodworks #interiordesign #reclaimedwood #makersmovement #installation #artgallery #contemporaryart #oneofakind #handcrafted #bohodecor #shophandmade #boho #localartist #woodworkforall #mywworg #bestigwoodworking #handmade #oneofakind #madeinusa #madeinamerica #woodcut #woodshop
“Distilling water from experience” is a triptych that made for the group exhibition “The People’s mapping project”. It’s a year long project about place and meaning making. The opening is Saturday, October 6th 6-9pm. Come out and see the show! . . #notperfectbettertogether  #westelmlocal  #Dowoodworking  #allthegoodwood  #woodshop  #woodworking  #woodworks  #interiordesign  #reclaimedwood  #makersmovement  #installation  #artgallery  #contemporaryart  #oneofakind  #handcrafted  #bohodecor  #shophandmade  #boho  #localartist  #woodworkforall  #mywworg  #bestigwoodworking  #handmade  #oneofakind  #madeinusa  #madeinamerica  #woodcut  #woodshop 
Tomorrow! August 18th! Is the @eurekastreetartfestival party! Come see the new murals, experience live performances and maybe grab a drink. Old Town from 12-6
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📸 @leonvillagomez 
#eurekaartsalive #streetart #eureka #esaf #humboldt #humboldtartist #eureka #eurekacalifornia
I’m really excited about the @eurekastreetartfestival it’s starts this Saturday 11-18th! I’ll be painting my mural in opera alley and cst. To learn more, link in bio! .
📷 @leonvillagomez .
#eureka #eurekaartsalive #humboldtcounty #humboldt #humboldtartist #liveart #mural #muralart #murals #eurekastreetart
Hey errrrr body! I’m excited to be painting a mural during the @eurekastreetartfestival August 11-18th! I’ll be painting in opera alley and CST. Come say hello and check out all the other murals going up!
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📷 @leonvillagomez .
#eureka #eurekaartsalive #humboldtcounty #humboldt #humboldtartist #liveart #mural #muralart #murals #eurekastreetart