"Gestures and marks are the threads that connect my work over time and through a variety of media – from works on paper and panel to digital drawings and photographic urban work. Because of their historical significance and their universality, I remain fascinated and creatively inspired by marks and gestures of all types - those found in the everyday environment such as graffiti, road construction marks, stickers, and crosswalk markings, to more formal art forms like abstract art or Asian brush painting. Steeped in past artistic traditions, my intention is to rework the everyday and ordinary to reveal the joy, beauty and richness of everyday life. "

-Jon Wessel