Photograph of Artist JERRY MONTEITH
JERRY MONTEITH
Cobden, Illinois - United States



Original Artworks (18)

Jerry Monteith; Liriodendrum Tulipifera, 2019, Original Sculpture Wood, 28 x 47 inches. Artwork description: 241 Two massive poplar treesLiriodendrum Tulipifera- often called tulip trees, or tulip poplarswere taken down to build an apartment building near my work.  I acquired much of the wood and over time, converted it to timber.  This piece is made from that timber.  Poplar s Latin name and ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2019
28 x 47 inches (71.1 x 119.4 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Trick Pony, 2006, Original Sculpture Wood, 90 x 43 inches. Artwork description: 241  Construction made of several sections of maple, joined to produce what appears as a naturally occurring conglomeration.  Colored with transparent Aniline day or painted.  Includes section carved in scale- like pattern and tail made of horsehair.  Red ball is turned elm wood.  May be disassembled for shipping. ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2006
90 x 43 inches (228.6 x 109.2 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Cowlick, 2010, Original Sculpture Wood, 68 x 54 inches. Artwork description: 241 Construction made of American hophornbeam and elm with horsehair.  Some parts are turned on a wood lathe and or carved.  The surface is aniline dye with polyurethane finish. ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2010
68 x 54 inches (172.7 x 137.2 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Imagine A Cloud, 2018, Original Sculpture Wood, 26 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 The outline of a cloud shape rises from a generic ship form.  The guilded text, Imagine A Cloudis engraved on the black walnut ship s hull.  The cloud outline is made by joining several sections of sugar maple. ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2018
26 x 20 inches (66.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; This Piece Is Titled Ruby, 1992, Original Sculpture Wood, 55 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Three fabricated wood forms with stained, painted and polyurethane finish.  The top two units are connected via blind mechanical hardware.  Top surface of largest form is high gloss, whereas the remainder is satin finish.  The variegated surfaces are achieved by a series of additive and reductive procedures.  ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 1992
55 x 48 inches (139.7 x 121.9 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Bob And Loop, 2018, Original Sculpture Wood, 65 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Carved and fabricated sugar maple with aniline dye and tung oil finish. ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2018
65 x 24 inches (165.1 x 61.0 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Wide Open, 2016, Original Sculpture Wood, 103 x 26 inches. Artwork description: 241 Branches pruned from a pear tree were worked to resemble large loops.  By carefully joining these, what appears to be a 3D drawing made of a continuous wooden branch emerges from a red triangular form. ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2016
103 x 26 inches (261.6 x 66.0 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Blue Fade, 2007, Original Sculpture Wood, 24 x 72 inches. Artwork description: 241  Contruction made from several sections of soft maple, joined, colored with transparent aniline dye and varnished.  Upper portion is painted w metal- flake acrylic lacquer. ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2007
24 x 72 inches (61.0 x 182.9 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Tu Tutu, 1994, Original Sculpture Wood, 37 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 Organic abstraction, floral form, fabricated carved walnut and maple with varnished aniline dye finish...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 1994
37 x 15 inches (94.0 x 38.1 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Mince, 1995, Original Sculpture Wood, 70 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Laminated fabricated wall piece with varnished aniline dye finish...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 1995
70 x 30 inches (177.8 x 76.2 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Red Fence, 2016, Original Sculpture Wood, 24 x 56 inches. Artwork description: 241 Recently I was forced to take down a sugar maple that was dropping massive branches and rotting from the inside out.  This provided much of the material used to make aEURoeRed Fence. aEUR The scroll form in the piece was made with wood saved after pruning pear trees ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2016
24 x 56 inches (61.0 x 142.2 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Gauge, 1994, Original Sculpture Wood, 13 x 43 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fabricated turned abstract wall sculpture in birch and cherry with varnished aniline dye finish. ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 1994
13 x 43 inches (33.0 x 109.2 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; PrickleBuds, 2010, Original Sculpture Wood, 65 x 42 inches.
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2010
65 x 42 inches (165.1 x 106.7 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Fantail, 1995, Original Sculpture Wood, 16 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 Turned fabricated black locust with painted birch inserts and plastic fiber tail. ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 1995
16 x 60 inches (40.6 x 152.4 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Augur Stick, 1994, Original Sculpture Wood, 13 x 59 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fabricated birch wall piece with varnished aniline dye finish...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 1994
13 x 59 inches (33.0 x 149.9 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Ruby Bulbs, 2015, Original Sculpture Wood, 36 x 32 inches.
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2015
36 x 32 inches (91.4 x 81.3 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Double Red Bubble Up, 2011, Original Sculpture Wood, 40 x 38 inches.
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2011
40 x 38 inches (101.6 x 96.5 cm)
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Jerry Monteith; Snake In The Attic, 2008, Original Sculpture Wood, 12 x 3 feet. Artwork description: 241  Dyed and painted construction made of wood, plastic and imitation snake skin.  From the zig zag house form emerges a snake, golden copper in color.  The Roof of the house appears to be covered in black snakeskin.  From folk tale in which mice are destroyed by snakes ...
Jerry Monteith
Original Wood Sculpture, 2008
12 x 3 feet (3.66 x 0.91 m)
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Artist Statement

Much of my practice involves collecting and preparing wood from local trees. When I began my Core Series, the material came from friends who had cut trees and offered me the wood. Now I have over 100 trees, many of which I planted or started from seed. Most require careful and regular pruning. Recently I was forced to take down a sugar maple that was dropping massive branches and rotting from the inside out. This provided much of the material used to make “Red Fence.” The scroll form in the piece was made with wood saved after pruning pear trees some years ago. I’d like to think that my work functions like poetry, except it uses forms instead of words to evoke thoughts and feelings that lie deep and barely realized.

My Attractors Series takes the fishing fly as a paradigm object and portray strange, insect-like creatures. They play homage to the incredible diversity of insect life, which we typically regard as an inconvenience at best. While their kind is said to represent 90 percent of the diversity of life on our planet, our kind typically ignores them. They embody my appreciation of the small things in life and in art.
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