TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THIS INTERVIEW, GO TO INSPIRING CONVERSATIONS PODCAST CHANNEL OR VIEW DIRECTLY AT https://youtu.be/U_ejbtzXAOA
Laura Hensley and Jeff sit down with artist Jasmine Jones to hear about what he art practice means to her at a deeper level, about her experiences with Factory Obscura and the OKC art community, and about how she finds moment-to-moment presence as she experiences her own work unfolding.
To learn more about Jasmine and her work, visit
Jasmine Jones is a multidisciplinary artist and maker from Midwest City, Oklahoma. She has an Associate in Arts from Rose State College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Oklahoma. Through her art she traverses through various ideas as well as various methods and materials that she sees fit. With a form of familiarity and the everyday, Jasmine is constantly integrating areas of her life into her artwork and vice versa while working with concepts like spirituality, therapy, and interaction and materials like textiles, paper, and charcoal. Jasmine’s a member of two artist collectives – Art Group and Factory Obscura. She appreciates working collaboratively to show that art can be interactive, immersive, beneficial, and more.
How we both collectively and individually function and make decisions is fascinating. Interactions, connections, and experiences have the potential to happen daily - each one having the potential to be new, yet mundane. As an artist and maker, my ideas are fueled by this magic of everyday, the secrets of life, and chance. My influences are inclusive of therapy, personal and shared memory, sacredness of humanity and self, as well as complexity and simplicity in nature. I introduce those mysteries and wonders into my work through symbolism, figures, color, and pattern. Just as there are variables in life, the materials for my work are often in flux. My methods take the form of charcoal on paper to situations presented to an audience. I work to show that people can find curiosity or beauty striking at any moment, in the seemingly insignificant or from within. The potential for the cultivation of magic and wonder may help us rethink and how to differently or actively engage in the many paths of our lives.