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DARK INK DRAWINGS BY JON MACNAIR

by Ariadna Zierold

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Portland based artist Jon MacNair’s work is greatly inspired by popular children’s literature, fairytales, and Renaissance art. He is well known for his fantastical, quirky ink drawings, often labeled as “dark”.

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Jon’s drawings of horned monsters and other mythological creatures share an aesthetic with their medieval predecessors but underneath their scary exteriors, are not so different from us: they go sailing, take naps in trees, send each other letters, and have lots of misadventures together.

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