Jerome Edward Mahoney:


My images celebrate the sensual, and embody at a deep level of understanding the mysteries that underline the fabric of existence.

At this time my mature work can be divided into two areas of exploration. The primary direction is that of exploring the totem as a symbol to establish a contemporary link with the mysteries. These totems are informed by ancient Egyptian symbolism and mythology.

The second path of my work is an organic series of work entitled "split form" which is an abstraction from nature of the metaphor of power, mystery and the sensuality that I see in the cliffs, rock formations, and slot canyons of the southwest.


In the 1960s, Mahoney won awards as an industrial designer for Beckman Instruments Spinco Division. In the 1970s, he was busy creating and fabricating monumental sculptures for commercial sites. In the 1980s, the artist produced a major body of liturgical art for Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church in Claremont, CA. Now in the 90s and beyond, Mahoney is integrating his space age style of design and high tech materials with the power and mystery of nature and mythology to create original sculptures that immediately predict the aesthetics of the 21st century and beyond.

Untitled 1970 | 49"x52" wall relief - lacquer over composite laminate | 54.13.11
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