St. Joseph News-Press :: June 23, 2016
Where the jigsaw did its work in the Baltic birch plywood, sandpaper must follow. Hours and hours of scraping, smoothing. And Jeff Waggoner admits to the monotony.
Yet the lessons of this drawn-out process, requisite to a finished piece, emerged as just one part of an artistic education.
Years ago, Waggoner did not know the fiscal cycles when corporations have money available for art in their public spaces, had little recognition of the national network of design consultants who might procure work from an artist working out of his garage in St. Joseph.