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James is an artist,poet & carpenter, born in West Virginia in the year of our Lord . He currently has his shop in the Hill Country of central Texas. He has worked in wood,stone,found objects,driftwood, fine woods and fossils for over 30 years. His philosophy is that Art should speak answers concerning the universal archetypes and desires of each human being found trapped on a dying Planet yet blazing in glorious beauty. Currently his favorite medium is found materials along the shores of Hill Country, Tx area lakes. Weathered cedar, lumber or hollowed logs are basically left 'unimproved' rather the spirit or innate beauty they inspire is caressed to center stage by transforming a dormant Swan to the resurrection of life and function. Each end re-creation was there - yet has never been - nor ever will be repeated. Like you or I.

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Cedar, oak, driftwood, limestone, fossils, life

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James is an artist,poet & carpenter, born in West Virginia in the year of our Lord . He currently has his shop in the Hill Country of central Texas. He has worked in wood,stone,found objects,driftwood, fine woods and fossils for over 30 years. His philosophy is that Art should speak answers concerning the universal archetypes and desires of each human being found trapped on a dying Planet yet blazing in glorious beauty. Currently his favorite medium is found materials along the shores of Hill Country, Tx area lakes. Weathered cedar, lumber or hollowed logs are basically left 'unimproved' rather the spirit or innate beauty they inspire is caressed to center stage by transforming a dormant Swan to the resurrection of life and function. Each end re-creation was there - yet has never been - nor ever will be repeated. Like you or I.

He believes it's tragic that the Amazon is being raped of our oxygen, that third world 'artisians' are mass producing pseudo rustic furniture & crafts at wages no one can live on so American dealers can turn unjust 'profits.' He also believes that in Us there is a desire to have in our Home something innately beautiful, something conscious and proud to have been seen for what it could be. Artists are missionaries of beauty. I stood a year ago in front of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night', a painting I've always understood, the natural Stars of Heaven are glorious yet the artist painted them spiritually.
I love each piece I recognize, sand and polish to life and function. I also try to keep it, like Truth - perfectly simple yet profound. There is a certain Serenity imparted in viewing many of these creations that at times I succeed in rising to. I'm not trying to sales pitch you, I know I can't create that sensation, I just see it is there.

At a show in Houston recently I had the 'Coming Alive' fossil art piece on display. A woman and her daughter walked up and the child was touching the egg, the mother apologized and I said: ' 'No, it's okay, I want you to want to touch it - she's just connecting'.

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