Balancing Act

Title: Balancing Act
Date of Commission: 2003
Location: 6801 Gaylord Pkwy – Interior TSG

“As the title infers, Trident Marker carries a nautical theme. Billowing sails, marine life forms, and the strangely bent trident or spear. It is also a reflection of many years of working in steel and of my ongoing interest in the relationship of color to three-dimensional form. The physical extendability of the steel has allowed me to create sculptures such as Trident that can express many themes, ranging from the organic as seen in this sculpture, to other more architectural and environmentally influenced works.” - Jerry Dodd, Artist

About the Artist:

Jerry Dodd lives and works in Commerce, Texas. He received a B.S. in art from Central Michigan University, and a M.F.A. from the University of Oregan. He has been teaching art and sculpture for nearly forty years, the past 24 at Texas A&M at Commerce.

His sculpture, both wall works and free-standing works, are primarily done in painted steel. He says that the capability of “permanently joining two pieces of steel is still exhilarating”. Mr. Dodd has shown his work regionally and nationally. Recent invitational exhibitions include the prestigious “Critic’s Choice” exhibit at Dallas Visual Art Center, the 2000 International Sculpture Symposium, and installations in the Park Cities Corporate Complex, the Irving Art Center Sculpture Garden, and the University of Texas at Tyler.

Jerry Dodd’s work can be seen on the Texas Sculpture Association website at