New York, New York
Howard-Potter grew up in New York City. He earned a BA in art history and sculpture from Union College and has been making and displaying his original sculpture since 1997. After college, Howard-Potter moved to Colorado. and worked with a blacksmith creating furniture and learning about the properties of steel. In 2001, Jack enrolled in anatomy and drawing classes at the Art Students League in New York City to further his skills as a figurative artist and understand how the human form works and moves. In 2005, Howard-Potter made his largest and most daring sculpture to date, The Muse. Standing 27 feet tall the monumental figure of a female form taking to the sky, made out of almost 2,000 pounds of steel covered in a galvanized and powder coated silver skin took four months to complete and representing a major success in Mr. Howard-Potter’s career. Jack has permanent and long-term displays in sculpture parks, municipalities and galleries across the country including Marco Island and Coral Springs, FL; San Antonio, TX; Pemberton, NJ; Salem, NY; Jackson, TN; Glenwood Springs, CO; Flossmoor, IL and Blaine, WA. Jack is a member of the board of trustees for the Elisa Monte Dance Company where he continues sketch rehearsals and draw inspiration from the dancers.
"My sculptures seek to convey the motion of the body in extremely stressful and beautiful positions; the moment that a dancer is at the peak of a jump, the weightless split second before a body succumbs to gravity. I am describing an ephemeral action in steel to convey this moment for eternity. I want the viewer to visualize the actions that led up to a given pose and the actions that will follow it."Jack Howard-Potter