Mike and Georgianne Jackofsky | Lotus Dreams

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Mike and Georgianne Jackofsky | Lotus Dreams
825.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2017 Jun 23 @ 20:30UTC-5 : EST/CDT
All items are original, and signed by the artist(s).
Mike Jackofsky, Escondido, California
Georgianne Jackofsky, Rocky Point, New York

Lotus Dreams
4.25 x 5 x inches | 10.795 x 12.7 x 0 cm

“One of the things I have learned over the years from participating in the Emma Lake Collaboration and in other collaborative work I have done, is that “collaborating” involves giving up control over your work to some extent. To “collaborate” is to allow other artists to express themselves, and I am never quite sure where it will end up. My sister in law, Georgianne Jackofsky, has been drawing and painting her whole life and she also has a background in graphic design. She has adapted her style to woodburning, and when I gave her some of my hollow forms to burn, I don’t think either one of us knew how it would turn out”

About the Artists
Georgianne Jackofsky is a freelance illustrator from New York. She attended New York Institute of Technology, majoring in Art with a concentration in Advertising Design, and subsequently worked in the graphic art field for over 25 years. Georgianne's quest for artistic freedom would eventually lead her to become a freelance artist specializing in layout and design as well as pen and ink illustration. Her work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, media packaging, and a line of greeting cards.
For the past several years, Georgianne has been transferring her creative ideas and illustration techniques to the art of pyrography, burning designs on wood, and in 2013, she began collaborating with her brother-in-law, Mike Jackofsky, a professional woodturner known for his hollow vessels.
“My original major was math, so I've always been drawn to the beauty of geometric shapes. They have their own emotional force and, for me, became the perfect vehicle to explore and express my creative ideas. I'm particularly influenced by the designs on ancient bowls, cave walls, textiles, medieval manuscripts, and, most notably, maps.
I don't sketch my ideas out in advance, nor measure or use a straight edge or ruler, but freehand "draw" each design letting the shape and grain of each piece of wood influence the design. Often, when I start, I have no idea where I'll end up; each piece is a unique journey.”

When not traveling around the countryside performing with her acoustic American roots music band, the “Homegrown String Band”, Georgianne creates her art in the seaside community of Rocky Point, NY.

Mike Jackofsky specializes in hollow vessels, most of which are natural edge pieces made from unique burls, but he also turns bowls, including thin, natural edge open bowls, off balance asymmetrical pieces, hollow forms with “wings”, and sculptural forms.

Mike’s work is represented in many private collections around the world and is on display in the permanent collections of the Sam Maloof Historical Residence Museum in Alta Loma, CA, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, CA, and the AAW collection in St Paul, Minnesota. He received “Best of Show” at the AAW sponsored California Contours show and he has won numerous awards at the San Diego International Design in Wood exhibition, including more than 10 first place awards. In 2008, he was the subject of a feature article in the January issue of Woodturning magazine, and in April of 2012, he was the author of a feature article in the AAW Journal titled "Working With Burl-Making Natural Edge Hollow Vessels."