1xRun Thru Interview
Reconstruct by Jason Limon
1xRUN: Tell us a little bit about the original, what materials was it created with? Is it already sold?
Jason Limon: The original piece was painted acrylic on wood panel. It was painted earlier this year, 2012 and it is sold.
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about? How long did the piece take?
Jason Limon: It’s a simple concept. Human life has diminished by a plague which is still being spread by animals, like the bird in this piece. The title, Reconstruct, refers the the reconstruction of plant life, not human life. From start to finish this piece was completed in about 3 days.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Jason Limon: Spirals!
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Jason Limon: To support the great ideas and progression of 1xRUN!
1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
Jason Limon: Rebuild.
1xRUN: When did you first start making art? What was your first piece?
Jason Limon:I’ve been drawing since I was a kid, but after high school I had it set in my mind that I would work every day to develop images that might hang on walls to tell a story. The first piece I ever remember creating was in crayon that I did at about age five. It was me standing up on a hill with a big word bubble above my head that said “help!” in bold color. At the bottom of the hill was a police car with little lines drawn on the lights to represent flashing. Of course, I don’t remember what it all meant though, obviously, there was some rough moments growing up. In high school things were more abstract, then I focused on drawing in college.
1xRUN: What artists inspired you early on?
Jason Limon: When I was a kid I loved cowboy art, Frederic Remington. I guess that’s the Texas in me. Later on it was the surrealist painters.
1xRUN: What artists inspire you now?
Jason Limon:Now it’s mainly a bunch of living artists that I’ve been fortunate to share walls with.
1xRUN: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?
Jason Limon:I’ve had the chance to collaborate with my good friends, Colin Johnson and Dan May. I’d love to do more with a long list of artists I’ve shown with in the past.
1xRUN: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?
Jason Limon: Oh that’s a tough one. I wouldn’t want to mess up any masterpieces :)
1xRUN: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?
Jason Limon:I do listen to music. A big variety of all sorts of stuff (besides country and pop). I also listen to various podcasts, most about paranormal and sci-fi. Other times I have Netflix playing documentaries and movies, mostly about war history.
1xRUN: What was the first and last piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?
Jason Limon: I’ve done lots of trades growing up. I just recently started working on a wall of small art, some are purchases, some are trades. I think the first one was from the illustrator, Steve Adams. I’ll be looking to add some trades soon.
1xRUN: What else do you have currently in the works?
Jason Limon:I release some art, mostly small stuff every first of each month through my shop, thefirstof.com. Also, I’ll be at DesignerCon 2012 sharing a booth with Jeremiah Ketner and N.C. Winters. I also have a two-artist show in February 2013 at Stranger Factory with DrilOne that I’m working on.
1xRUN: Where can people find you on the internette?
-1xRun dot com