New York based artist Jack Henry uses resin, cement and found objects to create pillars of debris that are covered in swirls of colors. According to his artist statement which can be found on his website, “The purpose is to evoke a sense of wonder from the banal byproducts of our failed but once successful modern society. Instead of merely pushing these man-made items into the peripheral of our everyday routine, I recreate the curiosities that happen when they depart from contact with people to move, decay, and harbor with other items to create monuments to cultural disaffection.”
As well as his debris sculptures, Henry works on paper with collage and ink. His work on paper is reminiscent of his sculpture work. They share the same qualities of deliberate abstraction. Henry earned his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Maryland in 2010.
Article by: Chela Tree Novak