Planet' is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of the
natural world around us and fostering a reverence for all its
What We Do:
'Our Shared Planet'
centers around a traveling environmental awareness exhibit featuring
the carved birds and animals of award winning wildlife artist Jim
The exhibit contains a number of highly detailed life-size wood sculptures, set
against lighted interpretive backdrops, beautiful photographs and
quotes along with nature sounds and
music, all designed to raise the consciousness and awareness of its
visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species
and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the
importance of their preservation.
Programs are available for children and adults alike at exhibit locations. Programs include guided exhibit tours with the artist, demonstrations, and hands on art projects.
Jim tours the country with his solar powered traveling workshop which also doubles as the transport trailer for the exhibit. He encourages visitors to enter and experience the place where each of the carvings are created, and learn more about the beauty and freedom of harnessing the power of the sun.
Each of the art pieces in the exhibit have been designed exclusively for the 'Our Shared Planet' project. The sculptures are carved from basswood gathered from alternative sources. They are then painstakingly painted to exacting detail, using acrylic paints. Each piece is displayed in a natural setting, showcasing the ecosystem it represents. Tools used to create these pieces range from a band saw and electric chain saw down to intricate electric rotary tools, micro chisels, knives, and wood burning pens. The workmanship blends together to create amazing lifelike creatures which will excite the eye and spark the imagination.
Contact Jim at 'Our Shared Planet' to bring the exhibit and its programs to a nature center, gallery, or exhibit hall in your community.