Braille Institute of America Artists' Artwork
The Still in the Forest, 2021
A photograph of a sculptural work of art made of mixed-media papier-mache and depicts a still-life of small creatures dwelling in a natural habitat; there are two brightly colored snails, two worms, and one butterfly perched on top of natural elements such as stone, wood, grass, and leaves.
Mixed Media, Papier Mache on Wooden Board, 30 x 20 inches
Back to Nature, 2021
A photograph of a mixed media diorama that depicts a small glimpse into a natural sandy landscape where an outcropping of various sized trees shrubs are scattered about around a fallen tree that is grey in color contrasting the beige sandy ground. James' work was inspired by places in nature he remembered visiting.
Papier-Mache, sand twine and tinsel, 18 x 14 x 16 inches
Faith (Emunah), 2020
Black background with the word “Faith” printed in capital letters in English from left to right and in Hebrew letters from top to bottom, outlined in gold glitter, and outer edges outlined in mosaic tile fragments.
Round cardboard from pizza container, black paint, paintbrush, gold glitter, small fragments of gold mosaic tiles, and stencils, 12 inches in diameter
Fragile Life, 2021
A red triangle with a white interior frames the black silhouette of a basic wine glass shape that has a jagged lightning bolt as is a piece missing. “Life” is written in a jagged purple graffiti-style on the right side of the triangle. Beneath that is the word "is" in white stencil type. Below that is the word "BORROWED" in a rounded blue graffiti-style script. There are several overlapping grey tombstones scattered about and receding into the lower right corner of the piece with the letters "WED" falling into the graves. The background looks like a swirling explosion of colors including yellow, black, and rusty reddish-brown.
Acrylic Paint, Acrylic Markers on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches
Untitled (white bird and pumpkins), 2020
A photograph of a work that depicts a small white ceramic bird with its wings extended out at its sides and its head slightly lifted as if it is about to take flight from the real pumpkin it is perched on. The ceramic piece is left unglazed and free of any detail except for its own basic form which contrasts with the real-life natural setting of the pumpkins. The pumpkins are atop a reddish wood chipped ground where all has been placed and photographed (in situ).
Photo documentation of in situ ceramic installation, 3 x 4 x 1.5 inches
Good Morning Sunshine, 2020
A watercolor pencil drawing of 7 overlapping circular slices of various types of oranges, colored in tones of red, orange, and yellow, with the rinds and juicy interior bits of the orange flesh easily seen as a part of each slice.
Watercolor Pencil on Paper, 8.5 x 11 inches
Eye Am Not Broken, 2021
The painting depicts a human eye closely cropped into the center of the canvas with a light brown flesh tone surrounding it; the iris is a darker brown with a black pupil in the center; across the iris and pupil is the word "NOT" in light off-white-colored Wikki-Stix. In the upper eyelid, there are black eyelashes, and worked into the eyelashes are the words "I AM" so that they appear like letters made of eyelashes. In the lower eyelid's black eyelashes is the word "BROKEN" intertwined with the eyelashes themselves.
Acrylic and Wikki Stix on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches