JAMIEGREENSCULPTURE@GMAIL.COM

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I create visual expressions in wood. My pieces explore the balance between the form I’m trying to execute and what the wood itself wants to do;  the end result is a natural material in a form that may appear to be organic, but will never truly appear in nature.  I’m inspired by geometry, theoretical forms such as the Mobius strip, but most importantly, the medium itself. It’s all about balance—the ebb and flow between the natural and the unnatural, the effects of nature and the effects of the carving process.

 

I love using wood because it’s a living thing. It had a life before it got to me. Even after I work with it, it’s not complete, not truly stable—it dries, it shrinks, it absorbs and releases moisture.  Again, it’s about the tension and harmony between what the wood wants to do, and what I want it to do.

 

The process in sculpture is like a chase. I’m constantly trying to achieve something that’s truly non-existent until I create it. The expression I create is already contained within the wood itself, and the material exerts just as much influence on the finished piece as I do. For me, truest satisfaction comes at the points of discovery—when I find something in the piece that I didn’t expect.  That discovery process continues even after the work is finished; I am always learning from the process and it continues to shape my future work.

Selected Juried Exhibitions and Awards

Member of The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
 
Work on Display at Kore Gallery, Louisville Kentucky

2016
May 21st - July 9th, 2016

Janjobe Gallery "Out of The Blue"

Louisville, Kentucky

July 2 - July 4, 2016

9th Annual Art Snake

Onekama, Michigan

June 6 - August 24, 2016

Bluegrass Biennial

Morehead, Kentucky

 

September 10, 2016

Sculpture Celebration

Lenoir, North Carolina

October 8, 2016

Metamorphosis

Award "Origin": THIRD PLACE

Louisville, Kentucky

2017

March 4 - 5, 2017

Mellwood March Art Show

Louisville, Kentucky

March 10 - April 7, 2017

Manifest Regional Showcase

Cincinnati, Ohio

April 29 - April 30, 2017

Cherokee Triangle Art Fair

Louisville, Kentucky​

June 1 - 4, 2017

Great American Art Festival 2017

Danville, Kentucky

June 1 - 4, 2017

Berea Fall Festival 2017

Berea, Kentucky

Nov 11th - Nov 12th, 2017

Oldham Arts on CityPlace

Award: Third Place

2018

February 24 - 25, 2018

Mellwood Spring Art Show

Louisville, Kentucky

August 18 - 19, 2018

Woodland Art Fair

Lexington, KY

September 8 - 9, 2018

Mellwood Fall Fair

Louisville, Kentucky

September 14 - November 24, 2018

Living Arts & Science Center

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen

Lexington, Kentucky

November 10 - 11, 2018

7th Annual Oldham Arts on City Place

Fall Arts Show

La Grange, Kentucky

November 12th - 30th, 2018

Kore Gallery Solo Show

Louisville, Kentucky