Mike Jones was born in Atlanta, GA in 1957.
A Georgia self-taught artist, Mike has been compulsively creating art since he was a child. For thirty years, he has been carving stone and wood while supporting himself with odd jobs. He has worked as a private investigator, tile-setter, carpenter, plumber, band instrument repairman, and musician.
Mike currently works at a tombstone company where he has learned to fine-tune his stone carving skills. In his spare time, he lets his imagination run wild, and a cast of characters emerge from the granite and sandstone. Pre-Columbian indigenous art inspires Mike, and that inspiration is evident in the primitive art feel of his carvings. If pressed to talk about his work, he says he creates forms for spirits to inhabit.
His stone figures make great garden sculptures.