IDAHO | Jim Christiansen

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IDAHO | Jim Christiansen


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Maple wood, pear wood, acrylic paints and archival varnish

6.25"W x 9.75"H

In the "stream" of life there sometimes occurs a confluence where appreciation, love, understanding and feelings converge. The design of this teapot is an expression representing when these powerful forces combine to allow us to "see feelingly".

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Jim Christiansen

My art represents my regard for the sacredness of the wood as a raw material with unlimited potential. In my work I strive for a greater understanding of beauty and of the deepest fears and dreams that emanate from the core of my human existence.

My goal is to create objects that help others to expand their concepts of beauty and to connect with feelings that lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of what is possible.

For the last 20 years Jim Christiansen has exhibited his works in galleries across the United States and through the American Association of Woodturners, and Northwest Woodworkers themed and juried exhibitions. A sampling includes “Box and Vessel Show” Northwest Woodworkers, Seattle, WA; “What is Beautiful” SOFA, Chicago Collectors of Wood Art, juried exhibition; Master Woodworking Artist of the Year, Forest Heritage Center Museum, Broken Bow, OK; “Branching Out” Invitational Exhibition, Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC.

Christiansen has published articles on the topic of “The Art of Critique”, and has been a featured artist in Creative Wood, New Zealand; Woodturning, Great Britain and American Woodturner magazines.