James Harold Jennings
Mild steel, paint

James Harold Jennings was a folk artist who lived in rural North Carolina. He was known for his art yard, which he filled with his brightly-colored wooden constructions. His mother’s death in 1974 largely influenced his artistic impulses. Inspired by his dreams, the occult, and contemporary media (such as National Geographic and tabloids), Jennings integrated influences and artistic elements from multiple cultures. His pieces often incorporated zigzag patterns from Indian textiles, as well as dot patterns similar to those of Aboriginal art, as well as spiritual and natural elements. He referred to himself as the “sun, moon and star artist”.

Folk Art Park Sculpture Garden
Courtland St. SE at Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308