Jesse Salisbury - USA
Community Partner - Town of Oromocto
Jesse Salisbury grew up on the coast of Maine and was influenced by this dynamic geology and natural beauty from an early age. He began his formal artistic training in High School in Japan. After graduating college with a liberal arts education Jesse has worked extensively in the US and Japan. He has built a studio on family land in his hometown of Steuben, Maine and experiment with the local granites available in the area while traveling as an invited artist to international sculpture symposia. Beginning in 2005 Jesse founded the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium which has led to the creation of 34 sculptures that span three counties in Eastern Maine. After a decade of developing his own sculptures and founding a major public art event, Jesse is now focused on developing his sculptures on an even larger scale, and in the public realm, in projects that fuse landscape and art, and require collaboration, communication, efficiency, and integrity.