Dangerous Curves Ahead

January 12, 2009 on 1:24 pm | In Collage | No Comments

Here’s a new collage – I have been making collages since the 70′s when I worked as chief graphic designer at the Walker Art Center. Working as a designer at the Walker I had a few collages on the design department wall going all the time. Collage is such a fast fine art activity, I could ad to each collage with leftover images from my designs work for the museum.

Heres some collages that express my WILDNESS themes:

1. The curvey line in Nature – Snake, lightning, flow of water ( like a river ), the heart beat.



Dangerous Curves Ahead  – Mixed Media Collage – 24″ x 40″- JimJ09


Lightning Strike – Mixed Media Collage – 28″ x 40″ – Jim J01

2. The Circle in Nature – The Water Born Planet, The Mandala



Water Born – Mixed Media Collage – 42″ x 46″ – Jim J01


A Clear Bead at the Center - Mixed Media Collage – 30″ x 30″ – Jim J02

2. The Mandela -


This one was done in the 1970′s before I started dating them and signed them JimJ – inspired by mandalas

The Photo of Hubert Humphrey was an extra print from a Press Photography Exhibit we had at the Walker.

Notice the Statue of Liberty as a tear in his eye.


Thanks Hubert – Mixed Media Collage – 20″ x 20″ – Jim 1970′s

This one was done as a memorial to John Lenon after he was killed in 1981. It has symbolic references to the violence of his death ( The sharks) – The four Beatles – The time of his death, New Years – Beatles music albums.


Thanks John – Mixed Media Collage – 30″ x 40″ – Jim J 1981

Solstice Ride – Caspers Ranch

January 11, 2009 on 7:44 pm | In Collage, Photographs | No Comments

There’s always a working cowboy with his faithful companions on my window sill at the ranch - moving through the seasons -


Solstice Ride Caspers Ranch                                                                     JimJ09


January 11, 2009 on 7:30 pm | In Collage, Drawings | No Comments

My Thoughts on the Election – Sometimes we win one !


Winter Solstice Eve Sun-dog

January 11, 2009 on 5:51 pm | In Photographs | No Comments

Never seen a sun-dog before. Beautiful – like a vertical curved rainbow. The dictionary says – A luminous halo or rainbow near the horizon just off the parhelic circle. Caused by the suns rays reflecting off atmospheric ice crystals. The old ranchers don’t like to see them they say  ” thairs some mighty cold weather a coming on, when you see em. ”


Sostice Eve SunDog                                                                              JimJ09

Heres some other more WINTER WILDNESS


Winter Solstice Caspers Ranch                                                         JimJ09


James River Sun Dance                                                                      JimJ09

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