Gordon Trump grew up in rural Northern California with a love for exploring the great outdoors and a passion for drawing and painting. He received his Bachelors of Art degree in Art from Humboldt State University in 1990. There he studied drawing, painting, sculpture, art history, and museum studies. Now married with two beautiful sons, Gordon continues to follow his love of and excitement for nature and the outdoors by hiking, exploring, and discovering new things with his family. The beauty found in life and nature drives him to find true meaning in the world around him. The only answer to ask is more questions!
"Nature made it cool, I made it cooler."
About the Art
The style of Gordon’s work is loosely based on “Ikebana”, the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement. In principle, Ikebana aims not at bringing a finite piece of nature into the house, but rather suggesting the whole of nature by creating a link between the indoors and the outdoors. It is an art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together and the viewer feels a closeness with nature and their own place within it.
Each of Gordon’s pieces are made from found, natural objects which are then manipulated and displayed upon repurposed construction materials. These unique wall sculptures are an exploration of the beauty and forces found in nature. By highlighting natural shapes, textures, and patterns, then presenting them in a geometrical "human" environment, the idea is to invite the viewer to question, think, and explore things that might otherwise go unnoticed. Each piece is designed to tastefully bring the outside world inside and tantalize the senses with tactile, philosophical, and spiritual qualities. Viewer interpretation usually results in meditative and introspective feelings of positive energy and good karma. Just pick them up to enjoy a personal interactive experience with nature!