Jeremiah Jenkins

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“I once asked a psychic to tell me about my art. He said, “you go out into the world and get one thing and a different thing and bring them together into one to show truth.”The old ladies that smelled like peppermint my grandmothers’ church told me that magic was the devil’s work. One of my ancestors was burned at the stake for being a warlock. Now I believe that magic is simply creating the world around you. Most of my work comes from mystic visions from dreams, the internet, or from psychometry (receiving images from touching objects).When I was 11, a friend of my mother’s came to our house to meet with my grandfather. My grandfather showed up and opened the back hatch of his baby blue Plymouth Omni. He pulled the carpet aside and began to lay out several handguns. My mother’s friend began test firing them at two large logs stacked on top of each other. On his last shot with the Glock 9mm, the gun he ended up buying, the top log fell off. While the men started exchanging cash I ran up to the target. The last bullet had gone in between the logs and stopped. It was laying there at the end of a grove carved into the exposed wood grain. This experience is also a big influence for my work.”

-Jeremiah Jenkins



Jeremiah Jenkins, Blue Collar Bushido, ongoing performance 2010-present

Blue Collar Bushido explores the similarities between pre-industrial Japanese samurai culture and contemporary manual labor. The show will honor those, who in dedicated pursuit to their profession, often risk life and limb to fulfill the

demands of society. The attitude and philosophy needed by construction workers, janitors, and anyone that works a low-pay/high-risk job reflects the ideas outlined in Bushido (the samurai code of conduct). Blue Collar Bushido is a multimedia show by artist Jeremiah Jenkins including sculpture, video, and photography. Jeremiah is a Tennessee born artist, based in Oakland, and very familiar with low-pay/high-risk jobs.

Price for Suite: $13,000

Unique, comes with other ephemera (photo documentation, video, various tools)



“We live in a world where things are pretty fucked up. Organisms are either trampled or eaten by larger organism or shut down from the inside by smaller ones. Vital water falls from the sky, rushes through valleys, and sloshes around in giant pools. Electricity shoots suddenly to the ground burning everything it touches. Air moves and blows away mountains. Humans have come up with a lot of shit to make things easier. Easy shelter, easy food, easy survival. But somehow all of our shit got fucked up on its own. It’s my belief that things don’t have to be that way.”

-Jeremiah Jenkins, April 2012






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