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      Pike Vessel

      $385

      69/200
      4.5 X 5 X 5
      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.

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                          To our Valued Customers

                           

                          During this time of crisis, when our lives are upended daily as new information is available, John Marzolf and the staff at the Broadmoor Galleries want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your partnership and loyalty.  We are reminded of our strength in the community during this moment and we are truly grateful for our extended family.  We have been contacted by many of our artists, who are also concerned about our current events and they’ve decided to lower their prices during these uncertain times.  We know that as the world seems to stand, still life continues to happen - birthdays, anniversaries, Easter and Mother’s Day all will still occur and these lower prices will ease the strain at this time.  Inquire about specific pieces and Krista or Jamie will let you know the temporality lowered prices.

                          Currently, our physical locations will not be open to the public.  We hope to reopen with the Broadmoor Resort and Properties on May 22nd for Memorial Day Weekend.  Until then we plan to be fully functional through our website, social media, email, phone calls, and texts.  Explore our website’s new chat feature for immediate contact with an associate.  If you have any questions about our pieces or artists please reach out.  Our associates are able to respond to any of your inquiries and will do so promptly.

                          Gallery Directors
                          Krista Steed
                          719.577.5744
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                          Jamie Oberloh
                          719.577.5764
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                          John Marzolf
                          Owner
                          Broadmoor Galleries
                          928.231.3564
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                          We’ll get through this together. Sincerely,

                          John Marzolf and the Broadmoor Galleries Staff