Born in Plattsburgh, Norman Jabaut has steadily found his way from the mountains of the Adirondacks to the streets of Paris and the churches of Northern Italy. Aware of the impact of 'man on his environment,' Jabaut's work references the importance of landscape within the scope of industrial progression. Working primarily from his home in Cypress Hills, Jabaut, much like other East NY residents, draws inspiration from the natural world reclaiming the industrial and vice versa. His materials are collected from seashores and construction sites alike. Norman currently splits his time between Jay, NY and Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
"The paintings by Leger, the combines by Rauschenberg,
and the shaped canvases by Hermine Ford
are my guides to a world attached to texture, color, and simple forms."