This is a beautiful new thing.
- Courtesy of the artist
- JAKE MILLETT His paintings and drawings are force fields of tensile geometry. They also have details you should see in person. Some of those lines, for instance, are soft as feathers.
It's on display for a few more days at a beautiful place, which is open in perpetuity: a Hillman City Collaboratory, brand new community/arts center for Southeast Seattle complete with a performance area, exhibition gallery, coworking office/incubator, kitchen, and garden. It's right on Rainier Avenue, was created by volunteers in the neighborhood and is staffed five days a week by workers from the Seattle Catholic Worker House ("a radical Christian community in the Catholic worker tradition" of fighting injustice).
More on the South Seattle born-and-raised artist, Jake Millett, here. See if you can figure out for yourself, and by looking at his work, how he got his start in art.