68: J.J. Horner

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68: J.J. Horner

J.J. Horner's from Willmar, Minnesota -- a place he points out is the home of Jenny O. Turkey. When he was born, it was -20 degrees with -100 degree windchill. Needless to say, he's now enjoying some serious summertime heat. He's recently teamed up with Spraygraphic, The Phoenix Art Museum and The Blunt Club in live-art performances. He also just designed the soles for a new pair of Converse skate board kicks.

Horner shares a few of his inspirations and projects after the jump ...

Five Things on your Inspiration Wall:
I don't have an inspiration wall, but if I did, there'd be:
 - a photo of my brothers for sure
- a photo of space that truly expressed its infinite nature
- a window with views of the ocean
- a live elephant
- my Red Bull contract in a sweet gold frame, with a bunch of diamonds and exotic jewels hot glued to it

What was your last project?
I've had the opportunity to have been involved in countless exciting projects, and i'm extremely grateful for that. My friend Nick Trapasso just turned pro for the new Converse skateboarding line. When they offered him his first pro shoe, he asked me to do the insole art. So, that just came out, and now people are walking around on my art all over the world. You can buy Nick's shoe at Cowtown.

What's your next big project?

As far as new projects go ... my inspiration wall is sounding pretty awesome. I guess, make that a reality.

How much do you hate being asked about your next big project?
I like to talk to people about art.

What do you want Phoenix to know about you?
Dear people of Phoenix, I'm in constant amazement of my consciousness. Experiencing anything is a real trip man.

The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith
97. Jane Reddin
96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King

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