Jerry Daniel is often asked for an artist statement in regards to his interesting sculptures depicting dance to which he most often says the sculpture speaks for itself. But he still finds himself drawn to a quote by the artist Henri Matisse which says, "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 cost me." The theme of most of Daniel's work have been depicting dance. Celebrations and traditions have often been accompanied by the act of a dance through many civilizations and to him, it is the simplest, recognizable movement to convey joy. He often refers to his works as the Haiku poetry of sculpture. You can find some of Jerry Daniel's work all over the world; from the Gustav Wolf Art Museum in Germany, to the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, and the Texas Sculpture Garden in Frisco, Texas. Daniel continues to work on his craft in his studio in Sanger, Texas where he uses a variety of tools and methods to create the final form of each dancer, which range from two to twenty feet high.
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