Nonviolent Play

Inspired rather than put-upon themes,
(unless commissioned or work is pre-existing).

Collaborations welcomed; competitions... superfluous.

Foreign language, yes. Computer language, yes.

Humbled and hesitant of business models that include "artist pays to be: juried; exhibited; recognized."


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JK Thorsen is a full-time artist. She has worked-in,
and in support-of, art and design from an early age, 
continued while studying in California and throughout her life. She has her own style.

Helped by many; encouraged by countless others, still she is not motivated by hand-outs and ups. Thorsen often produces in-the-moment and evolves through experiences, relationships and the stories of others. Her best art is not inspired by competitions. Yet, commercial work allows her to remain responsible for her non-commercial art. From a creative background, she also studied-with and worked alongside Martha Wagner and Dan Boylan.

Thorsen donates artistic time and supplies to those who are
"not-at-the-table", for whatever reason. 
Annually, she works directly with individuals living with eye disease through UNMC's Weigel Williamson Low Vision Center. She has provided training and curriculum for Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum's Education Department.

Whether producing on-site, or in her unheated workshop, risk and growth continue with production, experimentation and relationships.

Apricot Hillside - Private Collection |  New Work