Guest lecturer at the Florence Academy. Sculptor Jason Arkles – The development of clay and wax modeling in Renaissance Florence
We had the opportunity to hear a good lecture with Jason Louis Arkles.
Jason was born in Washington, DC, one of five children of a woodworker and a quilter. In 1996, he traveled to Florence, Italy.
In June of 2000, the National Sculpture Society awarded him the George Gach Prize, for his entry in the National Sculpture Competition, and the Gloria Medal for his ‘meritorious body of work’. Since then Jason has taken part in national and regional exhibitions too numerous to list, from New York to Washington, DC to Chapel Hill.
Even with his essentially 19th century training, Jason has no desire to ‘turn back the clock’ and ignore or discredit abstraction and mannerism in art of the past century. He firmly believes that the art of the twenty-first century will be a continuation of the theoretical and psychological progress of Modern art, synthesized with a much-needed return to Nature as the source of stimulus and motive in creative work.
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