James Jack



      In many ways, James Jack’s Artwork represents the maturation of his inquisitive self, through a unique investigation of his personal beliefs. In pursuing the character of his work without distraction, James Jack has in fact been cultivating his own character and philosophy, gradually bringing them both to a level where they coexist as mutual expressions of the same eccentric individual. James Jack has brought his diverse experiences to bear on his work in a highly crafted, deeply serious way, yet without neglecting the value of improvisation and chance that has been central in much of his work. Seeking direct insight James Jack is never satisfied with ancillary knowledge; traveling the world to gain exposure to original works of art and experience sites of creative awe has been integral to his development as an Artist.

- Brandon Shimoda, 2005