Colorado - "When I bend metal or pour a casting it gives me great pleasure to see what the fluid metal will do with my ideas," says artist James Vilona, whose furniture and lighting are quickly reaching 'must-have' status with architects and designers.
Jim is currently using bronze to showcase natural mineral specimens and has found the marriage of materials most exciting. "Using what I have learned in metalsmithing together with my passion for natural minerals has given me inspiration to see where I can take my work," says Jim, when asked what influences his craft. He works with fine galleries nationwide and his bronze sculpture can be seen in the Time Warner Center in NYC, Art Quest in Marco Island, Florida, River Walk in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Tyson's Galleria in McLean,Virginia.
We're thrilled to feature the work of this Colorado-based creative force.