Self-Portrait: Across the Years

JAMES PANNABECKER, ARTIST, WELCOMES YOU

The innovative work of Virginia artist, James Pannabecker, invites exploration.

 

Artists's Statement

On September 26, 2017, I began to draw. Until then, I dwelled in words, first as a lawyer, then as an author of lawyerly materials. In 1998, I turned to poetry, thinking the time had come to learn how to describe more important concepts. I have written poetry ever since, with excursions into prose, even as the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” pulled at my heartstrings.


Since my first drawing in 2017, no day has been complete without creating something visual. If I were to formulate a mission statement, it would be something like: “I want to create works of art that portray my own eccentric vision of life.” 


I like to compare my work to poetry and music. Like them, it presents repetition and rhythm. Also like them, it almost miraculously appears in a vision to its creator.

Not long ago, one of my brothers-in-law said, "James, you know all that effort we put into stamp collecting? Those stamps are virtually worthless, even those in mint condition and first day covers." Have I proved him wrong? Check out my postage stamp collages.

 

POSTAGE STAMP COLLAGES

These collages are made of used postage stamps.

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ALCOHOL INK ON YUPO

Cello-Bass Duet
Waiting
Tied Up
Cellist
Banyan Tree
Banyan Strings
Lovers
 

WATERCOLOR SKETCHES

COVID-19 Ballroom Dancing
Are You on the Green Team?
The Runner's Worst Nightmare
Moving On
Thistle Time
Elder Abuse
Junebug
Junebug Happier
Let Us Be Free Together
Dwarf Gray Sugar Blossoms
Chasing Shadows
Mr. Peony
Under a Lamppost
Not Male
Chip
Sour Cherries
Cherry-Covered Chocolate
 

CONTACT

445 Arnolds Valley Road
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579

(540) 460-8886

Wet Paintbrushes
 

(540) 460-8886

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Banyan Tree

Alcohol ink and postage stamps on yupo, 10" x 13," 1" black frame, 2" mat, "$300