Collection Focus: Jack Earl at RAM

There is a strong sense of place in Jack Earl’s work. His pieces are filled with the people Earl observes in rural Ohio and the farm landscape that surrounds them. It is often thought that, because of our direct access to the outdoors, Midwesterners have a thorough understanding of the rhythm of the earth and are attuned to its four distinct seasons. This meaningful relationship shapes Earl’s sculptures.

This 20-page study guide features an essay on the significance of Earl's work along with color images of some the pieces within RAM's permanent collection.