“Take time for pondering and keep on wandering.” – Jiggs
For years now, Jay Dart has been working with his wandering granduncle Jiggs to share the exploits of his journeys to a strange place called Yawnder. This has resulted in approximately 300 drawings, bookworks, animations, installations and other stuff that have been exhibited far and wide. More about Jay
Ultimately, I hear echoes here of an archetypal tale best embodied, I think, by William Blake in his epic Songs of Innocence and of Experience. It tells the story of human progression from a pure, childlike state through life’s inevitable trials — disaster, triumph and everything in between — on the path to a higher innocence: Clarity of thought and wisdom shaped by the inevitable roller coaster of life’s journey.
– Murray Whyte, art critic, Toronto Star