In many ways, James Jack’s Artwork represents the maturation of his
inquisitive self, through a unique investigation of his personal
beliefs. In pursuing the character of his work without distraction,
James Jack has in fact been cultivating his own character and
philosophy, gradually bringing them both to a level where they coexist
as mutual expressions of the same eccentric individual. James Jack has
brought his diverse experiences to bear on his work in a highly
crafted, deeply serious way, yet without neglecting the value of
improvisation and chance that has been central in much of his work.
Seeking direct insight James Jack is never satisfied with ancillary
knowledge; traveling the world to gain exposure to original works of
art and experience sites of creative awe has been integral to his
development as an Artist.
- Brandon Shimoda, 2005