September 19, 2023
The recent issue of Oz Arts Magazine includes an expansive article on Locust Jones’ process and inspirations. Writer Elizabeth Walton examines the way the artist compulsively researches and consumes stories from news sources across Australia, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon, and how this subsequently becomes the driving force behind his frenetic drawing practice. To read this article online, please click the button below.
“As a chronicler transferring what he has witnessed in the news onto paper rolls, [Locust] fights the oppression of the relentless “Newstainment” cycles that can be debilitatingly depressing and overwhelming with his free spirited, uncensored style of drawing that not only purges his psyche, but it accurately creates a scrolling narrative of the news of the day.”
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