As graduate of Central Michigan University in 1970, I continually worked as a part time artist/sculptor, while working as a high school teacher. It wasn’t until in 1973, when I joined the “Paint and Palette” art group of Flint, Michigan, that I began to pursue art as a career in earnest. Continued success in this endeavor led to the decision in 1977 to quit teaching all together to work full time as an artist/sculptor. Painting and Drawing had been my major area of concentration while pursuing my degree. But then while working toward my Masters degree at Wayne State University, Detroit, I developed an interest for wood carving while making a woodcut as one of the requirements for a print making class. My interest was deepened when in 1975 I began carving “in the round” pieces. I found working in 3 dimensions to be captivating and with wood, inspiring. Wood sculpture has since remained my medium of choice, as a vehicle for rendering my artistic impressions.
Jerry's ArtPrize Entries
These are Jerry's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Jerry's Past Work
These are images of past work that Jerry has done.