Saturday Portfolio: Jetsonorama

Love Train; Sante Fe, New Mexico

Folks who’ve read The Art of the Rural for a while will be familiar with Jetsonorama. We have been lucky enough to feature this visionary wheat paste artist on three previous occasions. While challenging all the easy cultural, geographic and aesthetic cliches about rural art, Jetsonorama’s work emerges from a belief in a community’s ability to tell its own stories, make its own art, and spread its own love.

For those new to Jetsonorama’s work: born in North Carolina, the artist came of age in the 1980’s New York City hip-hop scene and later traveled through Africa (on bicycle) before moving to the Navajo nation to work as an Indian Health Services Physician. Jetsonorama installs these wheat paste murals with the help of many friends from the reservation, including the No Reservation Required crew and No Drama. There’s much more on Jetsonorama’s site; we’ll also offer links to our previous coverage of his work below.