Pacifica Graduate Institute ( February 15, 2010 )
Jerry addresses the importance of inhabiting the unknowing of our day and allowing the inherent wisdom in emptiness to guide us through to inspired new creation. He addresses the radical requirements of the metaphoric death experience as a fundamental requirement of original creation. This lecture speaks, in particular, to the inner-most journey of the artist.
"Jerry Wennstrom's artwork makes me stop in my tracks. It is immediately mesmerizing. Your curiosity gets the better of you and you want to take a closer look, take in every detail and figure out what it means. Every element seems to have its own meaning and its own story to tell. It is not enough to look at Jerry’s artwork. It engages you to participate in its being, which is alive and ticking. But even beyond the artwork itself, is the mysterious process by which Jerry arrives at the final creation. There is a careful selection of some inspirational object, and Jerry builds a whole world around it, complete with entities and inhabitants on that world. We, the viewer, are invited to share in that world, and it is a humbling honor. "
- Annie Zalezsak, creator of vibrantuniverse.com
Photos of this artwork for the book and Web site are taken by Ed Severinghaus.