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Larry Jones

Larry Jones

Artist Work

Imagine
2016
Painted Steel
Boa Constrictor
2017
Bittersweet roots on pallets and steel chain tow hook
Iron Mule
2015
Components used to create sculpture was Singer sewing machine, automotive transmission parts, and a trumpet.

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Phone
301-793-9292
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I am Larry Jones, a self-taught artistic engineer working in Maryland. My artistic focus is abstract art—currently acrylic paintings and steel sculptures. My steel sculptures are hand bent and fabricated into their individual shapes making my work completely original from conception to finished product. My ultimate goal is to make my perception of art your reality. Most recently, I have started exploring the blending of natural products, and other media into abstract art designs, while I have blended natural themes into my past work, such as my sculptural pieces Blooming Angel and The Spirit of the Earth by their titles and shapes leading to a more organic and holistic theme. The Iron Mule is designed more as homage to those involved in working or creating organically in natural settings. I want to show pieces that I have truly enjoyed creating and to show a range of themes in my designs. My sculptures and paintings are a means through which I can explore the concepts of movement, my perception of abstract and the blending of the two. The process of exploring how various products meld into one to create a very unique product drives me to constantly create.

Artist Bio

Larry Jones Studios ~ 2011 – Present

EXHIBITS

• Artomatic 2017, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, 1800 S. Bell Street, Crystal City, VA 22202, March 24 – May 6, 2017
• Artomatic 2016, 12435 Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac, MD 20854, November 3 – December 9, 2016 
• Artomatic 2015, 8100 Corporate Dr., Hyattsville, MD 20785, October 30 – December 12, 2015
• 2014 Prince George’s Sampler, Brentwood Arts Exchange Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, Maryland,
November 2014 – December 2014
• 2014 Artomatic Takes Flight, Reagan National Airport, National Airport Gallery Walk, Arlington, Virginia, July 2014 through January 2015
• 2013 F. Lennox Campello and Artomatic Artists Exhibition, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columba,
February 8 – February 22, 2013
• 2013 The Artomatic Inaugural Ball Exhibition, Gallery O on H, 1351 H Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia, January 20, 2013
• Artomatic 2012, 1851 S. Bell St., Crystal City, Virginia; Premiere of Larry Jones Students – Steel Sculptures and Framed Abstract Artwork

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2014 Painting with an iPad, Strathmore Center, Bethesda, Maryland
2014 Beginner and Intermediate Airbrush, Plaza Arts, Rockville, Maryland
2009 Artist Workshop, The Art League, Alexandria Virginia
2007 Stained Glass I, Montpelier, Laurel Maryland

VOLUNTEER WORK

2016 Farm Aid, Bristow, Virginia
2017 Artomatic, Crystal City, Maryland
2016 Artomatic, Potomac, Maryland
2015 Artomatic, New Carrollton, Maryland
2012 Artomatic, Crystal City, Virginia
2011 Artomatic, Frederick Maryland

WORK HISTORY

Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Consulting Artist – Get to Know Your Wild Neighbor Art Program
March 2014 – December 2016

Essential Janitorial Service
September 2013 – March 2014
School Maintenance Engineer

District of Columbia Public Schools
1980 to March 2009 – RETIRED
General Maintenance Repairman