Jon Isherwood

Jon Isherwood, Singer of Tales, 2007

Jon Isherwood’s Singer of Tales is comprised of two granite sculptures characterized by their bulbous shapes and intricate patterning. Isherwood uses materials traditionally associated with sculpture along with modern sculpting technologies to create works of art. To begin, Isherwood produces a plaster model which is then digitally scanned. Next, he uses a focused, high-powered laser beam to cut the stone, and lastly polishes the surface of the sculpture.

The organic lines of the sculptures reveal former mentor David Smith’s influence on Isherwood. Smith’s steel sculpture Stainless Network I is in the McNay’s collection.


Singer of Tales
Artist: Jon Isherwood, American, born England, (b. 1960)
Year: 2007

Music: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F, HWV 348: 7. Bourrée
composed by George Frideric Handel
performed by The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock

Choreography: Susan Trevino

Dancers: Elizabeth Gonzalez and Veronica Takach