About the Artist
John Geldersma’s sculptures are imbued with both the bayou exuberance of his Louisiana background, and the minimalist rigor of his East Coast training and early milieu. His work shows a loving give and take with his materials. Working with wood, mostly pecan and aspen, Geldersma transforms raw materials into totemic poles, cairns, and tablets. The combination of burned wood (for black) and vibrant sign paint for his color palette brings Geldersma's forms alive with a tribal, elemental feel that is strong and direct.