Natural elements are a constant in my work. I construct and deconstruct my experiences with the natural world into my own image by highlighting specific aspects: facets of birds, features of plants, characteristics of rocks or minerals, particular colors, lines, or forms that embody the whole. I aim to create a reflection of my own memory whilst touching on or sharing those experiences.

I have chosen not to focus on specific medium, rather chose the medium that best exemplifies the reflective moment and my subject's commending traits. Works done in watercolor, encaustic, wood, pen, ink, pencil, et cetera.

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Born in Madison, Indiana, Jonathan D. Parks' artwork is an interdisciplinary artist; typically working in encaustic, wood, metal, and watermedia. The artist often chooses materials which are reclaimed, repurposed, reused and environmentally responsible. He received his MFA in Visual Arts in 2007 from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania and his BFA in Painting in 2003 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Currently Jonathan lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.