Jonathan Cox is an Associate Professor of Art (Sculpture) at Marshall University in West Virginia. He has a BFA from the University of Florida and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
My father gave me my first toolbox when I was four. He cleared the trees from the land that he bought from my grandmother, then used the wood from the trees to build the house that I grew up in. Before I was fourteen, we had built five boats together. The process that I engage in with my sculpture today begins with wood and with skills that I learned as a child. From there, I add whatever material will best communicate the idea. I am most intent on producing works that edify and elevate the consciousness of others. I am currently working on a large, suspended self-portrait piece and planning an extended trip to Japan.