Jeremy Holmes grew up in Cooperstown, NY and studied at the State University of New York at New Paltz where he graduated with a BFA in Sculpture in 2007. He currently lives and has his studio in Ithaca, NY.
“I construct abstract wood sculptures, which emphasize materiality and an engagement between the viewer, the site, and the work. Seen as three-dimensional line drawings in space, the installations collaborate with unique found architecture to construct a new and unexpected space made by joining long thin lengths of wood together. I make thin boards using traditional woodworking techniques, soak the wood in water and then use a free form bending method to bend the long pieces into abstract shapes. Once the wood has dried I am able to finish it and join them together into different configurations, including small and large sculptures, which contrast with the geometric rooms that we build and live in. The viewer becomes aware of the whole volume of a room with my work because of the way it travels around the floors, walls and ceiling. Social and public art is the main interest that I am focusing on now, trying to get art into unused spaces in original and un-expecting ways, filling voids in interiors that otherwise go un-noticed.”