Jim Green creates his bronze sculptures with birds as the primary subject. Along with a message of conservation he shows to his audience the strength in delicacy, the grace, the fierceness and humor, the wonderful possibility of flight and the joy of life captured in one fleeting moment in time. Balance, proportion, and subtle movement are key elements in his sculpture used to provoke an emotional response that suggest a story as individual as the person who sees it.
Jim’s artistic training does not come from any formal academic training, rather from his life experiences. As a young man he worked in his father’s business as a steel fabricator and machinist while learning how to run a small business. In later years he transitioned the business into a small art casting foundry. This is where his passion for sculpture, and working in clay took root. In the late 90’s, due to life changing events, he closed the foundry to eventually operate and manage the neon shop for a major sign manufacturing company just outside of Las Vegas NV for many years.
He and his wife now live in the Black Hills of South Dakota where, for the last five years he has been working as a professional artist. They are now in the process of building their home and studio on a small plot of land in the Black Hills. Jim is gaining growing success as his work graces private collections across the country and abroad. In 2013 the Loveland Arts Council placed one of Jim’s pieces in Benson Park in Loveland CO. Very recently the Rapid City SD Arts Council purchased one of his works for permanent display at the Dahl Fine Arts Center.