From New York, US
Based in The Berkshires of Massachusetts, US
"No rituals other then to always feel very grateful for the opportunity to lead a
creative life and that gets celebrated every day"
A: What brought you into art?
J: As a kid my father took me for a visit to the famous sculptor Jacques Lipschitz
home and studio. Jacques had me help him by adding clay to a huge bronze
sculpture he was making of JFK and I fell in love with the idea of making art.
A: What inspires you the most?
J: I’m inspired by nature, my spiritual and meditation practice, science and love.
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working(creating)?
J: No rituals other then to always feel very grateful for the opportunity to lead a
creative life and that gets celebrated every day.
A: What would you recommend to someone new to art (an artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
J: I think the most important thing to do is to always make the art about something
that interests you.
A: Your top 3 adjectives related to art?
A: The best angle to look at art is from?
J: In sculpture – there is ideally no best angle to look at the art as it should be
experienced from all angles.
A: The Perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is:..?
J: There is no perfect way to start a conversation about art. Let your genuine
response to a work start the dialogue and go from there.
A: Must-read books to talk about art (or do we even need them)?
J: Any book that can help you to be more aware and open to the magic in life that
surrounds us. The more open the viewer is – the greater the chance that they will
find the magic in the artwork.
A: What would it be if you could change one thing in the art world?
J: There are many art worlds – each with their advantages and problems.
There is no one thing to change in my opinion - the art world is always changing
on its own.
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art)
J: “If you want your art to be noticed – make art that can’t be ignored”
- Steve Martin