APRIL 2020 3-D FEATURED ARTIST JEFF AND DALE OCASIO
Jeff and Dale Ocasio collaborate on making sculpted and illustrative art. Both were raised in Tampa, Florida where they met, started a family and began a creative life together. North Fort Myers has been their home for over 20 years. Refining their self-taught technique of using paper masking tape as a sculpting medium for more than a decade, they’ve been honored to have their art awarded in juried shows and have exhibited locally throughout SW Florida and in Chicago. Sculpting with paper masking tape over wire and reclaimed objects is where their artwork begins, aiming to express an imaginative, storybook spirit. Each sculpture is encased with layers of acid‐free glue, color is added with more layers of acrylics, and protected with varnish. A large part of their work is figurative sculpture where a world of made up, quirky, imperfect, characters are introduced to the viewer as soon as eye contact is made. They often hear people exclaim that they’ve never seen anything like their art. Words used to describe it have ranged from “happy” to “charmingly disturbing”.