Photograph of Artist DJ WHELAN
DJ WHELAN
twentynine palms, California - United States



Original Artworks (9)

Dj Whelan; Medicine Shack, 2011, Original Sculpture Mixed, 1 x 1 feet.
Dj Whelan
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2011
1 x 1 feet (0.30 x 0.30 m)
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Dj Whelan; Boat House, 2011, Original Sculpture Mixed, 1 x 1 feet.
Dj Whelan
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2011
1 x 1 feet (0.30 x 0.30 m)
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Dj Whelan; Beach House, 2002, Original Sculpture Mixed, 1 x 1 feet.
Dj Whelan
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2002
1 x 1 feet (0.30 x 0.30 m)
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Dj Whelan; Desert Cabin, 2005, Original Sculpture Mixed, 10 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  clay, wood, plaster, dirt ...
Dj Whelan
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2005
10 x 12 inches (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
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Dj Whelan; Crack House, 2005, Original Sculpture Mixed, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  mixed media construction ...
Dj Whelan
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2005
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Dj Whelan; Bay House, 2007, Original Sculpture Mixed, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  bits of nature, found materials ...
Dj Whelan
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2007
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Dj Whelan; Reliquary House, 2006, Original Sculpture Mixed, 13 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241  mixed media construction ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2006
13 x 22 inches (33.0 x 55.9 cm)
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Dj Whelan; Speakeasy, 2006, Original Sculpture Mixed, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  mixed media construction ...
Dj Whelan
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2006
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Dj Whelan; Bodega, 2006, Original Sculpture Mixed, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  found materials, bits of nature, beach debris ...
Dj Whelan
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2006
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Artist Statement

Through the improvisational ideals of vernacular architecture, Iíve been exploring issues of loss, necessity, social function and creativity as they pertain to homelessness. The small dwellings I construct from bits of earth and recycled materials are inspired by the creative housing solutions of outsiders, squatters and displaced populations, and suggest the random yet deliberate order of building a home when the means of shelter are left to chance and inspired necessity. In an effort for survival and self-expression, man-made objects are married to nature, form and function overlap by default, and home comes together piece by piece.
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