Jack Hill Bio (continued)
The theme of mermaids, translated from early wood carvings grew more exciting and detailed in bronze. Classical antiquity influenced Jack's figures, but his whimsey and sense of humor also found expression in the growing body of sculpture. The work evolved and wonderfully unique images appeared in the shape of roller skating bananas, pregnant pears, grinning watermelons, and weeping onions. The human form still prevails, but it is united with fruit, tools and other objects to create delightful and thought provoking art.
About his work Jack says..."When on stage I moved through a complete set of gestures and emotions, but in my sculpture I try to capture a single moment in time, inviting the viewer to fill in the before and after with his own imagination and experience. It is this participation that complete the circle of the creative process initiated by my hands in clay."