I am a Metal worker down to the bone. A storyteller through Steel, Iron, Aluminum, and Cast Bronze. I fixate on capturing moments of time and recording them in a narrative 3 dimentional space. I enjoy pushing limits. Experimenting with centry old techniques and evolving them into a modern process. I enjoy the challenge of creating processes that have never been done.
The Process of Metalworking is a passion of mine. Each piece before you is crafted by me from start to finish. I make my own molds, cast, chase, patnate and weld. Of course when I scale up… It takes an army of metal heads working together to finish a masterpiece.
My style evolves with my understanding and life experences. Geometric shadows, unpersonalized figures, cubisum, realisum, abstraction. Each piece calls for its own set of techniqes. “Fractured Violin” begins as a reaslist violin. But I’ve captured the movement when a violin sings. It transformes from its realist nature into 2 then 3 violins at the base. Starting with wood, Puzzeling a 16 piece sand mold, Pourning Ducttile iron, patnating WITH A warm Japanze brown rice wine patinia, and holding a secret; I feel a viewer can truly see the music when viewing this piece.
Each fine art purchase allows for the continuation of my experimentation within the process of creating metal sculpture. It also aids in the development of my studio workshop. Thank you for your continued support of the arts.
Round Hill, VA SculptureByJill.com
Pushing limits of what is possible. Diving into my ideas and creating works that are new in form and process without reservation.
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree May 2003
Graduated Magma Cum Laude G.P.A. 3.75
Awarded “Most Outstanding Sculptor” 2003 graduating class
Art Installation & Restoration June 2005- Current
Install, weld, maintain, and patinate monumental sculptures:
‘King Neptune’, & his Miniatures, ‘VA Beach Police Memorial’, ‘Jimmy Dean’, all by Paul DiPasquale/ ‘Lioness’, by Charles Valton,/ ‘Bronco Buster’, by Remington/ ‘Mr. Smedley’ by James Witt/ ‘Horse and Colt’ by Karen. . . ect.
Author & Illustrator: “Neptune’s Army" a Creative Kids children’s book series.
"Sing Along with Mr. Crab" & "Tortuga's Trident." Coming soon: "Painting with Ollie" & "Lost it's Colors!"
Each book is designed to inspire a young talent: music, art, writing. Available for purchase online on Amazon.com and at “Books and Other Found Things” in Leesburg, VA
Liberty Town Arts Center Gallery Artist Jan 2010-2015
Taught Art Classes/ showcased current work/ Commissioned Artisan
Structural Steel Welder May 2013- current
Assistant to Sculptor Paul DiPasquale June2005- ongoing
Assemble, Install, Delivery, Chase and Patina Sculptures by Paul DiPasquale
Contact: Paul DiPasquale 804.222.7806
Louisa and Spotsylvania School Districts, VA Nov 2006-2013
Substitute Teacher maintaining classrooms for middle and high school levels for absent teachers.
Louisa County Public Library 540-894-5853 Louisa, VA
Lake Anna Winery 840-338-7618 Spotsylvania, VA
Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant 540-894-5011 Lake Anna, VA
Public Restoration and Installation pieces on Display:
“Neptune” Public Sculpture & Miniatures by Paul Dipasquale –VA Beach
“VA Beach Police Memorial” Public Sculpture by Paul Dipasquale- VA Beach
“Jimmy Dean” by Paul Dipasquale- Plainview Texas- Jimmy Dean Museum
“Mr. Smedley” by James Witt- Richmond, VA -Jefferson Park