About the Artist

Jerry Ward – Artist/Sculptor

Jerry Ward

Jerry Ward

In an effort that spans almost 50 years, I have worked to exhibit my inspirations and fantasies through a variety of mediums.  Throughout this period wood has been the support for the majority of my work mostly using the subtractive method of working carving pieces from an inch in height up to 14ft.  Again the vast majority were free-standing sculptures.  More recently I am embarking on a new direction as I downsize my studio space.  This current direction in my work will thrust me into the exploration of the graphic image using digital media as my vehicle to that end.  This will actually be a return of sorts to the roots of my art study in my first classes in art education at Central Michigan University where I obtained my degree.  After teaching in the Secondary for seven years I decided that teaching was not my forte and I began to produce artwork in quantities that would allow me to break away from that occupation and become a full-time artist.  The quest to become the best I can be at what I do continues to challenge me and allow for an edge to life that invigorates me to the point of obsession.