A little about Jack: Jack DeVore was a fixture around Mazatlan for many years. He always told me that he came here to die, having various health problems that he didn't think he'd overcome. But once here, in this beautiful paradise, he literally found a new lease on life. Jack continued making his art, which he had labeled Elastic Symbolism in California back in the 50's. Working with found objects, he turned junk found on the street into metaphors and often witty one liners. He always had something in progress on his workbench. He was delighted to be apart of the First Fridays Artwalk, opening his home studio to visitors and talking about his work and his guest artists.
You could often catch Jack having a beer at sunset at Puerto Viejo, always ready with a smile, a witticism, a laugh. Jack's death in 2010 was commemorated on Olas Altas Beach, a fitting farewell with shots of tequila all around. He will be missed by many but his art lives on.
You can see more of his work at this website:
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