About the Artist
Jacques Vesery is a Sculptor from Damariscotta Maine, creating wood art pieces. Prior to becoming a full time Artist; he served as a Submariner in the Navy, drove a Zamboni in Hawaii, was a Scrimshander (Scrimshaw Artist) on Cape Cod and worked as a Forest Ranger in Northern New Jersey. Jacques now works in wood, striving to create an illusion of reality. Although nature as inspiration seems obvious, Jacques'' vision begins with the way nature is repeated within the the ""golden mean"" or ""divine proportions"". His inspiration comes from pattern and form more than actuality itself. Jacques has demonstrated/ taught his techniques and lectured on design in France, England, Canada and 23 US states at such locations as Journees Mondiales du Tournage D''art Sur Bois Congres, Loughborough University, Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont and Haystack Mt. School. Jacques'' work is in several public and private collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum of Honolulu, Yale University Art Gallery, Celestial Seasoning and Northwest Airlines Corporate collections. Currently, he serves on the Professional Outreach Program''s Advisory committee for the American Association of Woodturners. He is also a contributing editor for the American Woodturner Magazine. In his free time he enjoys cycling, hiking, ice skating, cooking and gardening. Jacques, his wife Minda Gold, and their sons Isaac and Jonah enjoy living, working, and playing in Maine, the way life should be.
We are touched and influenced everyday by many shapes and colors... we look, we listen. An engaging convergence of form, proportion, texture and color creates a unique spirit and soul with a story to tell. Each piece of Art I create has its own story... we merely need to look and listen. I think of these as expressions of something from within, speaking more of my soul and spiritual connection to my surroundings, creating an illusion of reality. The material is not only a canvas for texture and color.....it is also a place where I can convey part of my thoughts, my imagination, my soul.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Design Arts, Visual Arts, Sculpture
Jacques Vesery71 Lessner Road
Damariscotta ME 04543