Jerry Ross Barrish

     Second Time Art Party Participant
Yellow Nymph


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Artist’s Statement

For almost 30 years I have collected found objects, mostly plastic, to create figurative assemblage/constructions. I work with industrial hot glue and screws to secure the objects to each other, making figures, animals, birds, and sometimes larger installations of these sculptures in what I call “tableaux.”


Half the time I set out to make an image and actually search for the pieces to complete the idea, but often it’s the found object that dictates what I’m going to do. About a decade ago I started casting some of the assemblages into bronze, so the sculpture could be exhibited outdoors or in public areas.


The materials are the lowest caste in the hierarchy of debris, but I continue to find inspiration in them. Capturing gesture, form, and movement to bring life to this lowest caste in the hierarchy of debris is the essence of my art.


About the Artist

The artist lives in Pacifica, California.