By Patrick Strzelec
Appearing on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail from July 2017 until 2022, this sculpture was realized through Strzelec’s work on simple forms and experimenting with abstract art that referenced figures. Jack and Jill originally was designed as two separate works. A connection became evident when they were placed near each other.
The artist also created Jungle, another sculpture formerly on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail.
A native of Chicago, Strzelec now lives and works in Carversville, Pennsylvania. He likes to work on a scale that is comfortable for his stature. Rather than laboring on oversized pieces, he feels more connected to the creative process this way, seeing his process as an extension of himself.