reduction print from a tooled leather plate; 10×10”, image 6×6”
“Warfare has been a constant in human history. Would it take divine intervention to eliminate it? In today’s terms, not a sword, but an AR-15.”
ARTIST BIO: Jim Weaver’s interest in nature and the outdoors led him to a 30-year-career in environmental restoration. This followed degrees in forestry and water resources engineering, and time spent in private industry. Throughout, Jim has had an interest in art, fed mostly through visits to museums. Along the way, he began tooling leather as a project with his son and found that the traditional motifs and focus on fine craft could be expanded with a broader perspective that includes social and environmental themes. Stepping out further, he has developed techniques to use tooled leather pieces to make prints on paper.