Jerry Daniel

About my art...For the past twenty-five years I have been exploring the idea of re-ducing the human figure to basic calligraphic brush strokes in space to communicate joy, exuberance, movement and rhythm in space. Simplicity is the first form in nature and the last in art. The simplicity of a calligraphic brushstroke executed three-dimensionally in space, is for me, the Haiku poetry of sculpture. Rather than the space com-pressing figures of Giacometti, I wanted my forms to expand space and work in visual harmony with both nature and architecture. My favorite description of my art is a quote I’ve taken from Henri Ma-tisse:

"I've always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime which never let anyone suspect the labor it has cost me."


Dances with Steel

The title, "Dances with Steel", is the text.

Spring 2012 “Spring 2012”

Painted, welded steel Dancer sculpture was installed March, 2012 at a private collector's residence near Philadelphia.

La Villita Dancers “La Villita Dancers”

Twenty feet tall welded steel sculptures installed in a park at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas

Kemp Dancer “Kemp Dancer”

Sculpture commissioned by the Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas

Dancers MM “Dancers MM”

30 feet tall cement and steel sculptures commissioned for the Hall Office Park entry in Frisco, Texas. Grounds include the Texas Sculpture Garden.

Nurturing Dancers “Nurturing Dancers”

Recent installation for the lobby of the new Baylor Hospital in McKinney, Texas.
Welded steel, hts: 10' and 15"