My name is Jonas Petkus, I am 19 years old and a sophomore in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
These days I'm interested in making art about my experiences with being a boy, being a kid, prehistoric things and things from other worlds.
I hope I'm telling stories that anyone can get a little something from. I'm not super interested in making art for "art people." It all feels so dry. I don't feel like my work is meant to be spoken about in low voices in a white room over some light fare. There's enough of that out there, and I'd much rather people crack open a beer and have a little fun, because art is fun even when it's serious.
I don't know where I'm going to go with what I do but I know I'm having a really good time doing it.