Phone: (530) 802-6022
Medium: Jewelry, Metal Work, and Sculpture
Jay Stargaard Artist Statement
Jay Stargaard is an international artist, owner of Stargaard Art and YouTuber with art in private collections in 7 countries. Stargaard Art sculptures are designed to inspire you to live your best life. My practice is to create inspirational art, art that feels good. The sculptures are designed to reflect back a vision of ourselves as a part of the whole. Using the process of TIG welding the ordinary industrial materials are transformed with texture, reflection, form and color combinations, that when observed, it sparks curiosity because we are seeing metal being used in seeming effortless unexpected ways. The essence of my art asks us to see or remember the beauty within ourselves first, then be inspired to forge responsible compassionate relationships with ourselves, in our communities and with Nature. Inspiration finds its place in my medium as I push the boundaries of what is possible to do with metal, balancing the masculine and feminine qualities of the form. I consider my craft a modern form of alchemy, taking something ordinary and transforming it into something extraordinary.
I have run a successful art business hand-crafting indoor and outdoor private commissions from San Fransisco to New York, creating public art for Sacramento and Auburn, creating site specific commercial installations, exhibiting in galleries, performance art programs, showing at high-end art festivals and creating temporary art installations. Internationally, I have art in private collections in Australia, England, Canada, Japan, Poland and Denmark. I have been perfecting my craft over the past 15 years and I am proud to hold my work to the highest standard of quality. I have a strong work ethic individually and collaboratively, and a reputation for delivering within budget and on time. I love what I do.
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Currently working on a sculpture i would like to use as my primary photo it will not be ready for at least 3 weeks. I will send photo as soon as it is completed.