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9x27 Print | Jeff Holmberg - Holmberg Design Co. Available for purchase at ekate designs & the orchard art house.
This piece is a minimal interpretation of a tree branch and the seasonality we find in everything around us. Visually, the goal was to combine my love for the design growing within nature and the simplicity of 1 color industrial patterns/logos set in large floods of color common to train cars and farm/construction equipment.
Each one is hand numbered sequentially on 6-ply poster board with faded primary colors reminiscent of elementary school art projects.
The concept came from sketching tree branches and observing how a branch sprouts with new direction, building off of an existing branch. This new growth reaches into new spaces, resourced by the branch before it. New expression, connected to and rising from seasons prior.
Change happens. Things won't always be like this. Acknowledging seasonality brings hope to my challenges and at the same time, it reminds me to not miss out on the gifts around me each day in people, experiences, and observations.
Seasonal. Branches emerging from branches into brand new spaces, different but connected, future and present, building off of all things so far, bringing a greater wholeness in reaching, growing... forward.
PINE TREE - WOODEN POSTER - 2013
Wooden poster by Jeff Holmberg. This poster came from a growing appreciation for minimalism combined with observations on growth and horizon lines in nature. This piece explored similar patterns found in both the roots and the branches of pine trees as well as direction within that growth sustained across varied seasons. Piece featured in 2012 at Modern Forage Workshop.
8x24” Light Blue & 10x32” Light Blue available for purchase > contact Jeff by email or @ 612-229-6618. Each piece is hand stamped and numbered. Next # is 07.
Custom color & sizing available as seen in #05 > 12x36, Red, Behr -Grenadine, S-G-180.
MADE BY OTHERS - THE SHIRT SHOW - 2013
Tshirt design by Jeff Holmberg for The Shirt Show, a Minneapolis gallery event featuring Midwest-inspired t-shirts created by local designers.
Made By Others
We are inspired and we inspire. In reflection on the Mpls creative community, this shirt celebrates the design of relationality. Who we are becoming is directly connected to those around us. Others have spoken in, challenged, created something beautiful, used their position/power to build an opportunity to step into, shared a more helpful perspective, reminded us who we are, invested, taught, and given courage to confront our anxieties. We are not done yet. We are being made new... which in turn will somehow lift, influence, and empower another.