"Jay Arrera has been sculpting the human figure and portrait for over 20 years, yet he is only building on a four thousand year
tradition of immortalizing humanity in sculpture. For Jay, figurative art is the visual connection of his genealogy. He connects
with ancient sculptures and paintings through the empathy of self-recognition. Jay creates work that the viewer can recognize themselves
in the reflections of others, in the innate beauty of the human figure. Jay contrasts repose with dynamic textures, belying the breath
and passion of living people. Jay sculpts in clay and bronze out of his studio in Eugene, Oregon."