James Ford



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James Ford Posted Artwork 
23 months ago 
Mustang - "Gotta Go" by James Ford
 
 

 
James Ford Posted Artwork 
23 months ago 
The Teton Mountain Range Feather by James Ford
3" x 12"
 
 

 
James Ford Posted Artwork 
64 months ago 
Lets Go Home by James Ford
Clay 19" x 9"
 
 

 
James Ford Posted Artwork 
64 months ago 
W.H. Ford ~ Marlboro Man by James Ford
14" x 16"
 
 

 
James Ford Posted Artwork 
64 months ago 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer by James Ford
Pencil
 
 

 
James Ford Posted Artwork 
64 months ago 
scanner002 by James Ford
 
 

 
James Ford Posted Artwork 
89 months ago 
8-29-11 226 by James Ford
 
 

 
James Ford Posted Artwork 
90 months ago 
A Corps of Freindship by James Ford
14" x 9"
 
 

 



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Biography
My childhood playground was the studio of two very accomplished artists, Hank & Clara Ford. Consequently I have always been surrounded by art. At an early age I developed a strong sense of design, color and composition from my mother and the more academic studies of anatomy and proportion from my father. My first hands-on exposure to the medium of clay was in a ceramics class I took in elementary school. Through the processes of pushing clay I gained a better understanding of form and dimension, uncovering a natural aptitude. Over the years I have taken classes in figure drawing and sculpture at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and Western Illinois University. Subsequently I have refined my skills through continued participation in local figure drawing groups. All of my work has its nascent beginnings in the pages of some book I have been reading, if not a specific person then a composite of many characters to give the sculpture an overall theme of the period Iíve been reading. Once I have determined the subject matter then each sculpture matures through a process that combines the love I have for the figure, pose and ethnic diversity. My objective is to give each new piece an overall feeling of tranquility and introspection, with just a touch of tension. While I love seeing the composition of each piece come to life my real passion is capturing the quintessential look of a people. I suppose it is for this reason that my main focal point has been Native American in nature. I have always felt drawn to their culture and the beauty of the people. That having been said I do not restrict myself to Native American subjects alone. As I mentioned earlier, reading is where it [...]

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