Artist Statement
 
     
     As a musician I've learned that a performer responds to the unique energy of a particular time and place.  By interacting with material and a thought or emotion I incorporate spontaneity and improvisation into my creative process.
I approach sculpting like a jazz musician at an impromtu jam session -- after years of rehearsal  I jump in and let the work develop. 
     
     When considering a new work I search for material that may best express a feeling or idea.  I respond to the environment that surrounds me, trying to report back our current events or history and how it plays on the human condition.  For example my current series, A Long Walk Too....., which includes "In Case You Weren't Paying Attention" and "What About The Children".  This work responds to our current situation at our southern border.

Jim Felice