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About Deviant Artist Jared KarnesMale/United States Recent Activity
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Maya Flowers :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 5 1 Maya Jadeite Ear Flare Repro :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 4 2 Redwood + Amber Flowers :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 5 1 Art Deco Sunrise Rings :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 2 1 Hopewell Bloodstone :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 4 0 Contained :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 2 1 Autumn Embraced :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 2 1 Recycled Beauty :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 3 2 Organic Couture :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 5 3 Honeypot Pendant :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 1 0
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This Is Necessary :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 0 10
They Don't Become Angels :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 9 9 The City Of Lost Children :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 1 4 Since The Children Have Flesh :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 1 6 Explosive Logic :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 2 9 Tiny Trigger Fingers :iconzerovisual:zerovisual 4 11


insert dreams here :iconforstarvingeyes:forstarvingeyes 14 6 all of my thoughts :iconforstarvingeyes:forstarvingeyes 4 7 ZODIAC BOOK - BULL 01 :iconcubeholic:cubeholic 3 7 Nine millimeter caress :iconjarnoid:jarnoid 6 25 Displaced :iconmoby:moby 4 7 Pantone Girl :iconruv:ruv 3 3 some days :iconsmhill:smhill 2 9 Ingenuine thought on the paper :iconbitdiverse:bitdiverse 2 4 photo - 1971 :icondigifox:digifox 10 16 Under Her Skin :iconthren0dy:thren0dy 5 10 Muscled Torso :iconthren0dy:thren0dy 1 11 Sorrow II :iconthren0dy:thren0dy 7 6 Sommeil Abysse :iconthren0dy:thren0dy 4 5 Jessie - Blue Wall :iconsomekindablue:somekindablue 20 32



Jared Karnes
United States
Current Residence: Richmond, Virginia
Favourite genre of music: Downtempo, Hip-Hop
Operating System: MacOSX
MP3 player of choice: xmms
It's been four years, almost to the day, since I updated this journal. In that four years I have traveled throughout North America and South East Asia for my business and personal research, met amazing people, collected beautiful antiquities ranging from 40 year old Asian coin silver pieces to 2000+ year old Maya jadeite ear flares.

I've learned I need to delegate, so I hired employees.

I learned to carve jade and amber, my two favorite materials to lay my hands and eyes on.

I have started carving reproductions of ancient jewelry and I now consider myself to have a pivotal role keeping ancient arts alive.

I have learned that you can't please everyone.

I have learned that it is indeed possible to march to the beat of your own drum, and as long as you are sincere and confident in that, people will follow.

I have learned that things will work themselves out, simply by the nature of.. well.. nature.

I have learned that the world is more beautiful and more terrible than I ever could have imagined, and that contrast itself is beautiful.

I unfortunately no longer create two dimensional art. I have not been inspired to do so in years, I've tried and it pains me but I am no longer physically capable of doing it. What I have been doing for years as business, I consider to be my comfortable art form for the moment - creating wearable pieces of art for people to wear in traditionally elongated ear lobe piercings, stretched lip piercings and other assorted scultural do-dads made from natural materials (wood, horn, bone, amber, jade and other stones). This comforts me, is exciting to no end because I adore these materials, and has a well enough reception among people in and out of my body art circles that it satisfies my creative social needs.

I am content.


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forstarvingeyes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
hey remember me? how are you doing>
TheElfenbein Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Hey there! I have to say that I am absolutely astounded by the quality of your work. As soon as my parents let me stretch my ears, you can bet that I will be buying from Onetribe.
forstarvingeyes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
mann.. remember 2003? kinda funny to see you havnt favorited anything since the ones of mine.

how you doin? you gave me such kind words a few years back and i never really returned the favor.
benthic Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Jared, it's that Adam (Mochi) guy! What's up?
cerenf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
byJohanDotse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Great work...
betp Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006   Traditional Artist
great works in your gallery (:
twin-peaks Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
hello! :w00t:

i noticed that you like David Lynch!

If u also like ~twin-peaks, join the community ~twin-peaks !


:coffeecup: & :pie:
orpheum Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005
Wow man, long time no see.

Be sure to stop by! You'll see a lot of familiar, friendly faces. ;)
rossocomelerose Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005   Photographer
amazing artwork. i love it.
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