Biography

I am an artist who exhibits two- and three-dimensional work in various venues in New York and New Jersey. I studied at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History and the Art Students League in New York. In a varied career that includes producing maps and technical drawings and designing and preparing exhibits for small history and art organizations, I have pursued the making of art in many forms. 


Artist’s Statement 

With traditional artifacts being destroyed around the world by man and nature, I have been considering what we mean when we preserve objects, paintings, and artifacts of all kinds. With the abstracted still life images shown here, I think about the definition of style and culture and the objects we choose to save to record our time. I use the technique of collage, re-assembling elements to sculpt, build and construct images. The papers and fabrics come from many sources – magazines, newspapers, my photographs and paper and fabric I have textured and colored. 


Email: j.y.skaggs@gmail.com