Yellowstone Song

$12,650.00

7/20
61 X 29 X 12
Bronze

In stock

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“Having a desire to create things of lasting beauty and that bring glory to the creator of all things, I have produced these bronzes. I hope they bring you pleasure and joy. My work blends a love of nature and a love for people and cultures around the world. I also love to make work that appeals to the utility of craft yet is fine in its form.”

James G. (Jim) Moore was born in Fort Collins, Colorado. Jim was fortunate to have parents who worked hard to expose their children to the wonders of the world through regular trips to the mountains, libraries, museums, church and other places of faith and learning. Art was, since childhood, a passion for Jim.

Having served in Naval Reserves and having completed a tour of duty in Iraq, Jim had the benefit of ship board travel in the South Pacific. Here was an opportunity to see parts of Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan where arts and crafts have a strong and interwoven heritage. Huge temple bells and beautiful, serene Zen gardens in Japan made lasting impressions on what was to become his passion.

Formal education began at the University of New Mexico and was completed at the University of Colorado, completing his BA in 1993 and a Masters in Education in 2004. As an artist and art educator, James has been working professionally in bronze for the last 16 years. Good fortune placed him in Colorado during the boom in sculpting and the sculpture industry in the Loveland, Colorado area. Success of the sculptured bells has taken him from full time instructor to a part-time high school art instructor for a charter school in Greeley Colorado. As of early 2009 Jim will concentrate on his sculpting career and retire completely from teaching.

There is much re-occurring imagery in the work of Jim Moore. Released in late 2008, the “Elements” bell is a good example of the further extension of Jim’s total abstraction as first seen in the popular piece titled “Four Seasons”. Both pieces have panels representing four elements of wind, earth, fire and water. In “Elements”, the cap of the bell represents the plant and animal elements with representations of twigs and a box turtle shell. The steel stand that suspends the bell carries through the abstract theme.

Also released in late 2008, “Prairie Song” is a reflection of the environment of Jim’s “home place”. The red-tailed hawk, rattlesnake, jack rabbit, cactus and Pawnee Buttes in the background are things seen on almost a daily basis in Jim’s back yard. The Mimbres figures evoke the strong influences of Jim’s earliest art interests and the lizard has been a part of his signature since the beginning of his sculpting career. All of these images come together to focus on the great scenic and cultural treasures of the American Southwest, whether they are vistas in the high plains of Northern Colorado, or the scenes in New Mexico or Arizona

His award winning work is in private and public collections across the United States and Europe. James lives with his family in a small rural community on the eastern plains of Colorado. He, his wife and two daughters enjoy a small acreage where they raise bees, a garden, horses, dogs and an assortment of other animals. This environment and the Colorado outdoors provide plenty of inspiration.

James Moore Sculpture, Bronze 61 X 29 X 12 (Interest categories: Bronze, Monument, Wolves, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, James Moore Artist)

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OPEN

Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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