Jesse Collette is a multidisciplinary artist who’s work is rooted in experience and process. For him, art is both the exploration and translation of the human condition. It is the means by which we are reminded of beauty, tragedy and our absurdities. It can teach us something about ourselves that we might not have known, or reveal truths that may have otherwise been overlooked.
It is in this posture of art that he finds inspiration. The opportunity to translate experience unfettered, in the absence of formula. Exploring all possibilities without hesitation, no matter where it may lead. Because of this freedom, he finds himself uncommitted to any one mode or medium. Through research and contemplation, a project reveals itself, each experience inheriting its own process. This balance between premeditation and intuition is important to the artist. It allows him to explore things he may not have otherwise conceived. Each challenge stimulating his curiosities, or leading him to new techniques.
“No matter how I resolve a project, I hope my art encourages people to engage their imagination, not limit themselves to mine. I am but a composer of possibilities.”
Currently Jesse has been focusing on a new project that has become his magnum opus, Lobhta. After spending more than a decade researching and designing off-grid architecture Jesse has decided to start an organization that focuses on environmental design and concepts. It’s mission will be to economize how we function as a society by creating a new model that gives future generations a reasonable chance to not only survive, but thrive in a post-peak oil era. Jesse believes that through intelligent design and honest resolve, people can live together graciously with a quality of life that doesn’t sacrifice the health of the planet.