Sculpture is not the first profession Jack Hill has embraced, although he has always worked in spacial art forms. Born in Rochester, N.Y. and trained in Syracuse, New York City, and Paris, France. Jack's successful career as a mime, magician, and ventriloquist spanned three continents and twenty two years. Studying and performing with Marcel Marceau, touring with his own mime company, and as a solo act, he became adept at manipulating, shaping space and defining form.
Jack's skills in wood carving, puppet making, and boat building blended to catalyze the epiphany he experienced at the sculpture studio of Randolph Johnson in the Bahama Islands. Creating dramatic imagery with the permanence of bronze became the new direction for his life. The techniques of the "lost wax" casting process, learned at a local foundry, opened the door to a new phase of three-dimensional expression.