My work is best described as abstract expressionism, as I love to dabble in non-ordinary reality. The main inspiration for all my work over the years has been the great jazz artists of the 50s and 60s and abstract artists of the mid-twentieth century including Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, David Smith, and, of course, Alexander Caulder.
Working in wood, metal & stone, I design and produce modern contemporary sculpture & mobiles. I've always had a great interest in sculpture, especially kinetic sculpture.
“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” - Duke Ellington
This grassy knoll is just South of the Turner Dodge House in the historic Old Town Neighborhood. This space is just off of the trail and includes a shady area with a bench.
Jim has been a professional artist for over 50 years. After attending Wayne State University and Michigan State University, Jim began a career in creative woodworking, focusing mainly on one-of-a-kind studio art furniture. He uses various media - metal, stone, wood - to create sculptures, mobiles, and stabiles.
A former Detroiter, Jim now lives and works in semi-rural Bath, Michigan where he is currently developing a private sculpture garden. Although he sells most of his work at art fairs around the country from Manhattan to Kansas City, he is also represented by various galleries in Michigan and the upper midwest. His work has also been highlighted in Taunton Press' Design Book 7, Fine Woodworking Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune.
Jim's has exhibited in a number of public art exhibitons around Michigan including but not limited to: Sculptures in the Park in Lansing, Walk of Art in East Jordan, Art on Campus at the Kellogg Community College and Art Prize in Grand Rapids. Jim's work is also held in permanent collections at the Sparrow Hospital and the Housing Coalition.