George Herms is one of the founders of the California assemblage school of sculpture, found objects. Coming out of his experiences in the Beat Generation, with writers and poets - Burroughs, Kerouac, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg and artists, among whom were Kienholz, Wallace Berman, and Rauschenberg, he used a poetry of found objects to express his artistic talents.
To see Herms' work is to understand the beauty of the found object turned art. The early works date from 1957, most of which are in museums and private collections. Today, Herms is producing his most innovative work, from installations to sculpture to wall pieces. While many of his generation, Kienholz, Westerman and Cornell hold cornerstone positions in collections, Herms is being reintroduced to claim his earned position in assemblage art.