This image came from a trip to the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan's west coast. In the distance across the valley Mt. Aso is erupting. I used this image as the base for the piece and then went in and enhanced the colors to reflect the mood of the imagery. I then printed the image large scale and attached it to a framed steel panel I fabricated by hand in my studio. At that point I used epoxy resin to affix a layer of broken safety glass to the surface of the image for a macro distortion. 

This piece is framed in 1/4" blackened steel with a brushed steel front edge. The entire panel and frame are constructed from steel. There is a red oak french cleat attached to the back for hanging. This work is finished with a layer of fractured safety glass attached with epoxy resin. It looks like a million diamonds on the surface of the image and will grab light from your space and sparkle.

- Jack R. Mesa

Japanese Mountains (Kumamoto Prefecture)

K3 Ultrachrome print, epoxy, glass on metal

Ready to hang

Signed on back

44" h x 97" w x 1" d
100 lbs. 0 oz.



Jack R. Mesa
Oakland, California

Getting to Know Jack R.

Jack R. Mesa is a drummer and artist from Oakland, California. As a synesthete, his work explores the relationship between visual art and sound. Jack innately sees the two as being interrelated, and strives to depict the joy of music in visual terms. The result is unique, contemplative, and striking artwork, providing viewers a look into Jack’s “hidden” sense.