Wrenched by the Wind – Wooden Sculpture by Jacques Vesery

Jacques Vesery


This piece is part of WOODn’t You Like to Know, the current exhibition in the Folk Art Center’s Main Gallery.

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This piece is part of WOODn’t You Like to Know, the current exhibition in the Folk Art Center’s Main Gallery.  This exceptional selection of wooden sculpture has been curated by John Hill, the exhibition coordinator of the American Association of Woodturners.

  • Cherry, oak, acrylics, patinated antique wrench
  • 9″ x 5″ x 5″
  • This piece will be shipped after the close of the show on September 22, 2019
  • Shipping cost TBD
  • Made in 2019

Jacques Vesery is an Artist/ Sculptor from Damariscotta and has lived in Maine for 20 years. Striving to create an illusion of reality, his vision and inspiration begins with repetitive patterns derived from the ‘golden mean’ or ‘divine proportions’. The marriage of pattern, form and proportion conveys a sense of growth from within each of his pieces.

Jacques has been making things since the age of three and has had somewhat of a “Renaissance Life”. His last art class was in 7th grade, but Jacques spent most of his High School years in the Industrial Arts wing.  In one year Jacques received 22 awards at the North Jersey Student Craftsman’s Fair for such projects as a cast bronze bell, photography, printing and architectural design with model & blue prints. After High School he joined the US Navy and was a Quartermaster [Navigation], Ship’s Photographer and “unofficial” Ship’s Artist/ Illustrator on a Nuclear Submarine, the USS George Washington SSBN 598, home port Pearl Harbor Hawaii. After active duty, Jacques stayed in Hawaii and became the Zamboni driver at the only ice rink on the Islands. He also started creating scrimshaw and worked as a scrimshander in Hawaii, then Cape Cod and New Jersey after returning to the East Coast. Jacques then served as the Ranger of Camp Tamarack for the NJ  BSA, District Fire Warden and firefighter for NJ Forest Fire Service and NJ Search & Rescue. In 1991, he and his wife Minda moved to Maine for her Family Practice Residency. Jacques played the part of full-time “stay at home” Dad, part-time artist, woodturner, furniture-maker, gallery owner, etc.  In 1998 his textured work was recognized on a national level and has been creating the body of work represented in these pages ever since. The rest is history, or history in the making… He has had the honor of traveling the world to share his work and insights  including seven trips to Europe to lecture plus Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, France and Italy in the last year alone. In his free time he enjoys cycling [in France when possible], hiking, ice skating, cooking and gardening. Jacques, his wife Minda, and their sons Isaac and Jonah enjoy living, working, and playing in Maine…“the way life should be”…

His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum of Honolulu, Yale University Art Gallery and The Carnegie Museum. He is a Maine Arts Commission Fellow for 2000 and winner of Sculptural Pursuit Third Annual Sculpture Competition in 2006.