Your shopping cart is empty.

Your shopping cart is empty.

Artist Statement

“The sum of its parts”

 

One is what one does, or in some cases, thinks he does. The following fragmentation of events or accomplishments goes to the sum of who I am...an artist, inventor, real estate developer. I used to think this was such an odd mix, that I was nearly apologetic when asked, “and what do you do?” But here’s how it happened.

 

In the third grade, I was considered the resident school artist. Teachers would have me draw all sorts of murals on walls covered in white butcher paper for the other students to color in. To this day, (if she is still alive) I believe Mrs. Shaffer, my fourth-grade teacher, has that pastel drawing of a rooster I did, hanging over her breakfast table.

 

As an inventor, I have had numerous patent searches made as well as various prototypes built for interlocking brick designs, electrically powered paint brush cleaner, and the “Wonder Weeder”, a garden implement. I do have a design patent on the latter, but it has eluded production.

As a real estate developer, I have developed numerous residential and commercial subdivisions in the Dallas area, as well as several restaurants and retail centers; and this has been my livelihood over the years.

 

I feel that all of the above have contributed to my artistic endeavors.

My innovative nature is reflected in my work and I tend to be experimental. For me, a cut-out stencil, a pasted fragment of an earlier work, a shot of spray paint, a smear of pigment: these begin the visual process in my work. I think back to Texas (U.T. Austin) and teachers like Vincent Mariani, Michael Frary, and William Lester; and try to recall the rules of composition and color, in order to resolve the work as I see it.

 

 

Just like every element is made of so many smaller particles, every person is a sum of so many different events, life-changing experiences, accomplishments, and failures.

 

Jerry Skibell

 

 

1c_crunched_snajej
1c_crunched_snajej

Trusted Art Seller

This presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.

It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.

3c_crunched_udpkob
3c_crunched_udpkob

Verified Secure Website with Safe Checkout

This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.

Saved Successfully.

This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.

×

Import From Instagram

Click on any Image to continue

Create a New Favorite List

×
Name

Badge_ar_compatible

The above preview shows how to use the live preview on this website. The image displayed is just an example, and is not available for sale.

Badge_ar_compatible

This Website Supports Augmented Reality to Live Preview Art

This means you can use the camera on your phone or tablet and superimpose any piece of art onto a wall inside of your home or business.

To use this feature, Just look for the "Live Preview AR" button when viewing any piece of art on this website!

×

Manage Favorites

Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.

×

E-mail Sign-Up

SAVE 20% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER.

Enter your email below and we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now.

= required

This offer is valid for NEW CUSTOMERS only.