Jacques Vesery is an artist/sculptor from Damariscotta and has lived in Maine for over 25 years. Striving to create an illusion of reality, his vision and inspiration begins with repetitive patterns derived from the “golden mean” or “divine proportions”. The marriage of pattern, form and proportion conveys a sense of growth from within each of his pieces.
His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Carnegie Museum and permanent museum collections in France, Turkey and Japan. He is a Maine Arts Commission Fellow (2000). Jacques has lectured on design and concepts within his work within the US and internationally. Additionally, he recently taught “Collaboration” at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for two semesters and was the lead artist for the “Brick by Brick” collaborative art project in Nepal (2016).
Jacques has been making things since the age of three. During High School he spent most of his time in the Industrial Arts wing. He joined the Navy after High School, serving as a Quartermaster and Ship’s Photographer on the USS George Washington (SSBN 598) home ported in Pearl Harbor. After returning to New Jersey he served as Ranger of Camp Tamarack for the New Jersey BSA and was a firefighter for the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. In 1991, he and his wife Minda moved to Maine where he has been a full time “stay at home” Dad and artist/business owner. In his free time he enjoys cycling, hiking, ice skating and gardening. Jacques, his wife Minda, and their sons Issac and Jonah enjoy living, working, and playing in Maine … “the way life should be” ...