Julie Jones - Interview
The inspiration behind Julie Jones’s sculpture, “Joy” was exactly that, pure joy. No more, no less. “I wanted to create a sculpture that emanated a quiet peace and joy,” she says. “I have lived a blessed life! I have a wonderful family and supportive, amazing friends. I’m able to express myself through sculpture, my favorite artistic medium. Each sculpture I create represents an experience, thought, or emotion that has influenced my life.”
The sculptor, who was born in Colorado and currently resides in the Fort Collins area, has been sculpting for the past 11 years. Jones says that she is continually motivated and inspired by the many blessings in her life.
“Joy,” stands 26 inches tall and features a woman holding a bouquet of flowers. It is not typical of her previous work, as most of her pieces are of children and grizzly bears. “I’ve been creating bronzes for more than 11 years; I am humbled and grateful to be able to reach out to others and share this great art form,” she says.
As for her latest sculpture on display at Avera McKennan, “I hope people will take away an appreciation for life and all that we have been given,” she says. “I hope that all my pieces are uplifting and inspirational. I believe that I am a positive person and that when we believe, anything is possible.”