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“Suitcase Jesus"
Newest and last piece of 2021
8'x5'x20" - 13 suitcases, each with a vintage New Testament/Psalms pocket bible inside, commenting on the 'righteous traveler zealot' of current and historical white America. Putting away the Word, beliefs, and the Man when inconvienent.

Full statement - Full page

"JFK As An Indian" large #1
32"x42"x3" $2000
2'x3' matted prints of my Father's 1960 photos of Senator Kennedy.
Shown at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, 2010, 50th anniversary of when my Dad took the pictures on the street. I raise JFK from the dead to the level of Indian Chief, showing what his tribe did to many indigenous peoples, they also did to him.

See all in this series at
JFK pictures link

"JFK As An Indian" #3" 30"x40"x4" $2000


"JFK As An Indian" #2

32"x42"x4" $2000

"Greetings From New Orleans - Building The Future From The Past, JFK in Grand Rapids, 1960" Actual Katrina survivors in a suitcase in the attic!

36"x20"x8" $1000


"Nuevo Ich Bin Ein, 2009"
Snapshots of JFK on the campaign trail in Grand Rapids, Mich, 1960... actual Katrina survivors in the attic!

30"x24"x5" $750

JFK pictures link

“Choke/Give - In the
Time of Covid/Floyd"

$2500 32"x42"x6" 40 lb.

I wanted to create/respond/sculpturally comment on the mayhem/upheaval/divisiveness - the generosity/bravery/altruism/future sight of 20-20 in a way that illustrates the yin-yang paradigm of the good/evil acts and potentials in all us animals with tools. 190 total pieces, a month building, but 1 whole and a lifetime of talent and manufacturing done in this great and horrible country.

"Truth/Ascension OVER Brutality/Oppression"
Severe stenciling (rare for me) about George Floyd/Colin Kaepernick/Derek Chauvin in the 2020 era of Black Lives Matter 48"x33" $1000 plus shipping

"Mask, En Masque, Unmask"

Vintage GI Joe cards, half with masks made from a personally worn Covid mask (washed) showing the antagonistic politics of 2020. 12"x12" $200

"FORCE/FREE"

Vintage GI Joe cards. Forced to comply? Persistent in freedoms even if it means hurting others?
10"x14" $200

Crutches series, 9/11 10th anniversary exhibition,
Salida, CO 2011

"Heroes,... and Liars" 2011

4'x2.5' $500 + shipping

"Best or Worst?
Domino Theory, In Perpituity" 2011

20"x22"x2" $500

"Is War Profiteering Treason?" 2011

5'x2'x3" $500 + shipping


"Incoming/Outgoing"
Elsworth Tooey
2016

3'x2'x8" $500 + shipping

AZ - CENTRIC SERIES, LIVE ART BUILDS, 2019/2020

“La Familia Humanidad”
48”x30”x4” $750
Built live at Sculpture Tucson Art Fest, April 2019
VIDEO

“MEGA Inmigracion Ignorante” 48”x18”x6” $1000
Built live at Solar Culture Gallery,
Tucson, June 2019
VIDEO

“MAL-I.C.E. - From The Cradle To The Cage” 36”x30”x6”
SOLD
VIDEO
Built live at B/Lending Forms Fringe Fest event, Steinfeld Warehouse Gallery, Tucson, July 2019

“The Tracks Of Our Trails Of Our Reverse Trails Of Tears” 36”x24”x4”
NFS

Built live at Raices Taller Gallery, Tucson, Sept. 2019
VIDEO
VIDEO 2

“Baby Talk” 26”x22”x2” $500
Built live Jan. 2020 at Bookmans Midtown in 10 minutes!!! Video

*3 pieces built in one weekend with Creative Improvisor Composer Brandon Bergman, FringeFest Tucson

“Atasco Conexión” 40”x19”x5” $500
Built live Jan. 2020 at Cafe Passe in 2 minutes!!! Video

*3 pieces built in one weekend with Creative Improvisor Composer Brandon Bergman, FringeFest Tucson

“One Nation Blunders God -
Divisible To Liberty… It’s Not Just-Us After All” 41”x41”x5” $2000
Built live Jan. 2020 at Steinfeld Warehouse
Video Video2
*3 pieces built in one weekend with Creative Improvisor Composer Brandon Bergman, FringeFest Tucson

“Hermosa Buena Suerte"
46"x40"x5" $2000
Built live at the Sculpture Resource Center, Feb. 8, 2020 in 70 mins.Video 1 Beginning
Video 2 - FULL show
Video 3 - Ending

GREAT video by Auston Wimberly

My (almost) full video

Abes Bones on Bandcamp

"AZ-VX-MX" 36"x30"x3" $1500
June 4, 2021 - #9 in the series - 1st performance post-Covid lockdown -
About the shape of Arizona commenting on the shape of Arizona, with Mexico. Coming out of Covid but concerned for the rest of the disadvantaged world in getting vaccines to stem a continuos 'catch up' risk for future variants. Live assemblage art with Abes Bones, at Hacienda Del Sol Resort, Pop-Up Drive Thru Sculpture Park. Masks were donated by the audience to start the art and the show. At the end I named my dead, and asked the audience to do the same, Then say 'SNAP' and snap their fingers, of life, in an instant.

"This Train"
LINK to page, for full effect >>>>>


The metaphor -
to open the show, America’s woman (purity, nature, truth) is killed by the machine of Man(kind), even though there is good in the world and possibilities of positivity. Man (all of us) have to work to rebuild the railroad train (progress) to be released from Purgatory. The aerialistin the show is not the Ghost but the symbol of keeping on track the work that is required, and reminder to not falter halfway thru. The rising Ghost at the end and the release of the ropes signal this redemption, and the swinging lamp is the signal for ‘all clear, go ahead’. She can ascend, as well as Man, due to the completion of the task and the test. The end

Written, produced, directed, and Engine by Jimmy Descant
Built onstage with my 2 favorite art podners and company in Salida, CO, June 29, 2013. 4'hx13'wx4"deep, all chained together in one huge performance sculpture.

ONLY as a set - $5000

Passenger car by Mark 'Eyeball' Kneeskern, RIP Aug. 31, 2014... killed by a train.Writer of "The Last American Hitch Hiker"

Caboose by Brinkley Messick
Best artist in Salida, CO.

"GUNS! TONS!"
$500 plus shipping 30"x 34"x 3"
The flood of violence and violent weapons, but with a everlasting hope of turning it around. Louisiana sideways, and the O in 'tons' in the shape of Lake Ponchartrain. Bullets, to pencils and keys, to the point!

“Maize Metropolis Maiden"

$750 22"x20x4"

1930's swimming trophy lady transformed with cool key feathers, braids, leaning forward but also holding up the world and the strength of her People against the colonizers, with hatchets. Shifter metaphor, starburst of flatware, mostly bakelite, and Devil's Claw seed

"Refuses Them"
38"x25"x5" $1000

Sitting Bull's step-son, the whites called Louis Sitting Bull, but his real name was 'Refuses Them'. Found this decoupage portrait at an antique mall in Tucson, and built it up heavily, based on the portrait!

"Beware Of Dog Soldiers"
24"x26"x5" $1000
'FLICKA' hobby horse on seagull decoupage board. with horse as the badass Cheyenne warriors, with WW 2 theater knife, vintage catcher's mask, many screwdrivers.

“Indian Red"

$5000 6'x2'x5" 70 lb.

Newest out of my hot shop in Tucson, this Indian warrior is a mix of Western and Mardi Gras Indians, with 50 small metaphors and 1 big one! Started with an old store sign that had a red arrow on it, and layered plenty on! Spinning shoulder and boot spurs!

“Chief Thozi -
Protection Totem"
$5000 8'x18"x5" 80 lb.
Towering totem of found objects on vintage patinaed panel, with decoupage of an impovershed family at the bottom, in a hogan. The rake guards, doesn't imprison - and the hatchets point out, protecting the 21st century.


"Hopi Vacation"
3'x3'x4" $750 plus shipping

Built with the 2 levels of a 50's side table, and using the inside switches from steam irons that already looked like Kachinas. The face is the side of a vintage toaster. Many little Peoples, and meataphors, this art is heavy in weight and meaning. Just below the face is part of a steam iron box with station wagon and surfboard, signifying the CA. family going to Arizona for Indian vacation and experience.

"Platinum Blond
Western Lover"

4'x2'x1' 50 lb $1500

"Evelyn" bowling ball as an abstract nude female Native warrior/home maker with accoutrements, saw handles, and shed snakeskins. Featuring the power of the feminine Natives and immigrants as well.

“Pull Back - To Fly"
Covid/Future/Arrow
$2500 8'x2'x4"
Aluminum diamond plate panels, front and back, with salvaged aluminum picture frame sample corners. 424 screws attaching!

"Chief 4's Of 8's"
The Great Cheyenne - Dog Soldier/Self Portrait

7'x32"x6" about 300 lb. $7500

BEST OF SHOW!!!
"Shock Of The New West" 2020,
Tubac Center for the Arts

Plus packing/crating/shipping/ins.


My vision started with a search for a door, and I wanted to use the best parts that I brought to Tucson. The door came thru the Universe, the full size warrior came thru inspiration. There are plenty instances of 4's and 8's throughout. It has a real heavy duty hanging wire on back, and has side legs so it can be freestanding. Severe weight in size and metaphor!


"Arrow - Desert Direction"
30"x24"x3" $750
A 3D all sided sculpture meant to hand, to lean, to handle! Built as an instant art event in Davis, Ca., from tin can debris from the Terlingua Ghost Town, all sided application and viewing. The whole town was a camp for mercury mining in the late 1800's, and debris is still everywhere. Now being built up for tourism as a home base to the Big Bend National Park, it's 'direction' has changed once again.

"Chief Eye-Heart-Gut,
Archer Of The West"

$15,000 10'x6'x3' about 350 lb.
This abstract Indain archer shows the 'heartline' of Natives and species, with a strength of feeling and intent. Currently on exhibition at Hacienda del Sol Resort, Tucson, AZ

"The Strength Of The Sky"
10'x3'x3' 500 lb. $15,000

2 steam radiators base, found object construction rocketship, with 12" tall interior Indian Chief mascot, as Native strength, potential, and ascension.

Currently on exhibition at Hacienda del Sol Resort, Tucson, AZ

"Chief Thunderbird"
$5000 10'x10'x3' about 750 lb.
*NOW living at THC in Salida, CO., but for sale! Now has a REALLY rough and weathered patina, so you get a deal on it!
All found and free wood, starting with pallets, all screwed and nailed together. This monster T-Bird stands watch with roaring mouth and bowling ball/cue ball eyes; and steam iron metaphors of pressures and heat for Native Americans in a new world.

"Whitey's Gun"
14"x10"x2" $300
On Unicorn decoupage, complete with Catholic pocket manual cover; typewriter strikers, Clue guns, reverse Jesus block print

"Kut Of The Kewa"
2'x1'x4" $500

School desk top with Santa Domingo pueblo (Kewa tribe) outside Santa Fe type Thunderbirds. Open skies, Indian chieftain, has "KUT" carved in the wood.

"Indian Bird Man Battles"
10"x7"x1 1/2" Old lead soldier with passenger pigeons, fanged monster, and comets $150

"Holey Board Series"
The background on these pieces are the boards I used for about a year each on my drillpress under other pieces of art I was creating. Severe history and feeling in each one, with holes, cuts, burns front and back.

"Cut Of A Cutting Board"
11"x5 1/2"x2", old bottle stopper on cutting board $150

"Holey Board Series"
The background on these pieces are the boards I used for about a year each on my drillpress under other pieces of art I was creating. Severe history and feeling in each one, with holes, cuts, burns front and back.

"Conway Twitty and Bitty House City" - Live art assemblage onstage with Alma's Cody Wayne and Mandolin Mike, in Salida, CO., March 19, 2016 - Big, cool, and heavy in metaphors of how country and western artists grew up in tiny shacks, then became successful; and how society flipped that in the 21st century.
46"x24"x3" $50
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