Animal bones engraved with abstract patterns that are not planned but instead are the result of repetition, rhythm, and consistency. Borders states that he gets better results by "sticking to a simple approach that incorporates randomization, improvisation, and intuition rather than thorough planning."
My work is a form of self-hypnosis. Its a way of turning off cognitive thought and simply reacting. Its very meditative. It is escapism, though in a certain sense, its a form of hyper-existence—of living purely in the moment. In this way the work becomes a method of overcoming fears. That said, a large part of what I do involves a familiarization with death. My belief is that, as painful as it can be, looking directly at death helps you to live your life with intent and purpose. In this light, the work I do delves into a place where the lines between life, death, fantasy and reality are blurred.Jason Borders is an artist based in Portland, Oregon.