Sculptor and public artist Jackie Ferrara was born in Detroit in 1929. She has explored relationships between sculpture and architecture in her wood constructions, which have evolved from indoor pieces to increasingly large-scale outdoor works. Ferrara incorporates concrete and natural elements like rock, wood, water, trees and grass in the construction of courtyards, terraces, walkways and other structures emphasizing geometric design. Her public architectural and landscape works can be seen throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Ferrara is represented in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.