JAN ZIEGLER

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“You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Born in 1954 in Hollywood CA and raised in Santa Barbara, my greatest artistic influence was my father, a cartoonist and his two closest friends, both painters. After graduating from Santa Barbara High and uninterested in the structure of college, I began working and taking figure sculpting classes after work. I traveled around for a few years and settled in Austin, TX where I began what became a career in graphic design, keeping my hand in figure drawing, sculpture and printmaking with classes and self study.

My work today is an eclectic mix of figurative work and non-objective paintings and sculptures created by bending wire and mesh, applying clay slip and glazes, then firing them in my raku kiln. I am pursuing a more abstract form with my figurative work.