Jerry Sievert

Artist Statement
My most recent work are paintings on wood panels. I use wood in order to create topography, additional detail and to alleviate stress. I suffer a bit from anxiety and the worries of old age. Having a surface that can handle a bit of force and energy does allow one to express the tension and nerves in a way canvass cant provide. My pieces range in scale from 16x20in to 2x4ft. I use stains, paints, mineral spirits, pencils, sanders, grinders and utility knives to cut, grind and sand levels and layers of color and scaring into something that makes me smile. I'm just now starting to socialize my work. I think its good to get it out and start to share with those who might be interested.