Jason recently completed a carving of an American Bald Eagle, in Ernest Veteran's Park in his hometown of Kensington Maryland. The eagle was a work inspired by the recent loss of his Niece Katie. The Eagle stands as a monument to all veterans, and as a memorial to Katie's memory. A good friend and neighbor of Jason's stated the following observation; As the eagle emerged, it was apparent that the wood grain circled the eagle's heart, a fitting development because Jason dedicated the piece, not only to all veterans, but also to his niece Katie who died in a car accident a few months ago in Australia. The hopeful title of the piece was inspired by Bruce Springsteen's The Rising, a song Jason heard as he finished the sculpture. The piece was dedicated in a public ceremony on Memorial Day and is expected to become a visitation site on the Fourth of July, Veterans' Day, and private occasions of reflection. ~ Rebecca Fanning~ Song: "In My Heart" by "Moby" Watch the video of this amazing work of art as it was created http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UoQPe...
"The Rising" An American Bald Eagle carved from a single 3,000 pound log of red oak. Jason carved the Figure on site in Ernest Park in Kensington Maryland. The figure took 2 weeks to carve. It was created by Jason as a loving memorial to his Niece Katie. Special thanks to Russell Morris for permission to use his beautiful song in the video, "Wings of an Eagle"
Jason recently completed his Tribute Portrait of the Washington RedSkins fallen teammate, Sean Taylor. The portrait measures 6'x5' and consist of a center life size portrait, of Sean, with a montage of six smaller portraits highlighting the exemplary career of this fine young man and stellar athlete. This beautiful Tribute Portrait was officially unveiled to the public on January 24th at "The Gallery @ Children's National Medical Center" 111 Michigan Avenue NW First Floor Washington D.C. The portrait, along with other fine works of art by Jason, will be on exhibit; January 24th --March 21st Monday --Friday 10am-5pm The Painting will be sold, with a percentage going to the Children's Hospital. Visit Jason's website @ http://www.jjswain.com/index.htm
On February 20th 2007 Jason presented his Tribute Painting in the Crocoseum at the Australia Zoo, to the Irwin Family. This beautiful painting is now available as a "Limited Edition" Print. A portion of each print sold will be donated to the "Wildlife Warriors" For complete details visit Jasons site http://www.jjswain.com/press.htm Watch the creation of this amazing painting, and the presentation at the Zoo. "Journey to a Tribute"
As an accomplished photographer, many of the models for the portraits that Jason paint's, are from photos that he has taken. Jason snapped a picture of a Stallion and Mare, just as this Stunning couple were in a brief encounter. He has translated this photo into a strikingly Beautiful portrait with the uniqueness in use of color and brush strokes that are Jason's alone. You can enjoy and delight in other fine works of art by Jason Swain by visiting his website. http://www.jjswain.com/index.htm More fine works of Art by Jason and a bio can be viewed @ http://www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/jason-swain.html?viewcomplete=true
For my husbands birthday we paid for him to hand feed the meerkats at Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, Herts UK...The look on his face when he entered their enclosure was worth every penny..The two meerkats are called Leo and Jemmie..
Steve Irwin died 1 year ago today 4th September 2006, this is my little way of remembering this great man..Crikey Steve I love and miss you...always in my heart never forgotten
Jason has taken his carving to a new level, as you will see. He has captured the beauty of one of nature's creations with his unique style and extraordinary skills. http://www.jjswain.com/index.htm
Presented by the members of the Animal Planet Steve Irwin Tribute Forum, brought together by our love for the Original wildlife Warrior This is a Celebration Steve Irwin's Life
Happy Birthday Jason, You are indeed a special Mate to all of us. You have given us so much in the last few months. Your generosity, humor, sincerity and uniquely beautiful artwork,have enriched our lives. Just a little something from us to you. Cheers!!!!!