About Aric Jorn 

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Over the years, my creativity has found expression through music, theatre, writing and visual art, but sculpting is where I feel I am doing my most meaningful work. I sculpt myth. Since childhood, I have been an eager student of mythology. I am fascinated by the rich diversity of cultures and traditions throughout the world – both in terms of what distinguishes one from another and what makes them the same. As I continue to explore this fascination, I share the stories I find with the world through my sculptures.I view my role as one who gives form to the intangible tales of long ago so as to help others make personal connections between the past and the present. In so doing, I seek to remind people of the importance of our personal heritage and the contribution our individuality makes to the whole of society.

 About the Work

​Myths are stories that attempt to make sense of life and its purpose. As a narrative sculptor, I seek to give physical form to these tales to make them and their meanings more tangible and accessible. Although my work focuses on Viking mythology and culture, the underlying messages convey universally inclusive truths that get at the greater human story beneath. Each piece I create is accompanied by a “story card” that interprets the myth that inspired the sculpture so the story and its meaning always travels with the art.
 
One of my signature styles is the “layered relief” wherein I fuse together multiple pieces, individually cast in different materials to achieve greater dimensional possibilities and a rich variety of colors and textures. I work in both limited editions as well as open editions, thereby striking a balance between rarity and accessibility. My work can be viewed and is available at shows and exhibits and via my 
online store

Shows, Exhibits & Events

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The Crow Show 2016

Arts Illiana Gallery of Indiana
Over 50 artists from across the country contributed works celebrating the Crow.

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Grand Opening Exhibit 2017

My work was selected to be part of the premier exhibition at the new fine art gallery in Saginaw, Michigan.

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The Crow Show 2019

50th Annual Crow Show at The Studio Door in San Diego, CA featuring work from artists around the nation. 

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Public Arts  2019-2021

Two year exhibit showcasing Michigan artists of all types at the City Hall of Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Vikings Invade California

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​Part of Aric's mission as an artist is to share Viking culture with as wide an audience as possible so he was honored to have his work featured at the national media launch for Viking’s (formerly Viking Cruises) new Arctic Expeditions held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, CA on January 15.  At the start of the event, 350 media and VIP guests entered a 7,500 square foot space centered on his art.  Aric arrived a few days before to supervise the installation of some truly massive versions of his work –  ​“The Viking Prow: Coiled Serpent” (scaled to 12 feet tall) and a new nine-panel relief called "Jormungandr" which, befitting its name (roughly translating to "huge monster"), was scaled to a beastly 22 feet wide and 13 feet tall and positioned behind the 32-foot long seafood and caviar buffet.  It was incredible to see Aric's work scaled to this size - especially as part of a celebration of Norse culture with such a wide and interested audience.

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Awards

2017 Honorable Mention - Great Lakes Art Show

2016 1st Place (Sculpture) - Fountain Square Art Show

2016 2nd Place - Great Lakes Art Show

2016 Honorable Mention - Fine Art at The Village

2015 BEST in SHOW - Art on the Grand

Calendar Crow

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"Odin's Ravens: Hugin & Munin"  was selected as the January page
of the Windsong Foundation's 
2017 Pagan Calendar

Myth in the Media

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I have been honored to be featured twice on PBS's Emmy Award winning
​show "Detroit Performs."