Pastel drawing of a group of leafless birch trees in winter, with a single ruffed grouse perched on a branch at the center of the drawing. Yellow sky suggesting dawn or dusk. Though undated, it is clear on stylistic grounds that this is a work from the artist's childhood.
Pastel drawing of a male prairie chicken standing in profile, facing right. A few loose marks indicating grassy ground. Paper has been trimmed down along right edge. The style and signature indicate that this is an early work by the artist.
Pastel and charcoal drawing of a pair of hooded mergansers, both in profile and facing right: above, a male, and below, a female. Male merganser is portrayed standing on one foot on a roughly sketched log.
Pastel drawing of a pair of green-winged teals in profile, facing right. The male is standing; the female, at his feet, is entering water to swim. Water, ground, and reeds indicated with a few sketchy strokes.
Watercolor and pastel image of a female green-winged teal. The bird is on its back, it head turned in profile, with its left wing crooked and its right wing stretched out over its head to display all feathers. Its lack of sophistication and its unusual signature marks this as a very early work by Jaques, likely from his childhood.
This series of 45 portraits depicts essestial workers doing their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professions in the series include grocery store workers, medical workers, K-12 school employees, mail carriers, protesters, and many more. The original pieces are pastel on paper. These images are related to "Interview with Carolyn Olson."
Archives and Special Collections, Kathryn A. Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth
Pastel drawing of a pair of wood ducks, male and female, tied together by a foot, hanging head-down. The underside of the female duck is facing toward the viewer, while the male duck is in profile. This is an early drawing by Jaques, created when he was approximately 13-14.