Jim Wilson created the Falling Upward exhibition for his Master’s of Fine Art at the University of North Texas in Denton.
A talented architect and artist, Jim creates a multitude of two- and three-dimensional art. Falling Upward is a collection of Jim’s paintings and sculpture through which he attempts to embrace hopefulness.
Several members of the EIKON family were able to attend the Falling Upward exhibition and celebrate Jim’s accomplishments.
Jim’s description of his art: “My work is an adventure, a journey. Rarely do I have a clear image in mind when I begin a new piece, and I am usually surprised by the outcome when I finish. I let my process drive my work, packing it with the many things I think about and the things I’m interested in. I am fascinated with the amazing world we live in and the mysteries of life, and my work is an exploration into the simple complexity of it all. I cut and glue pieces of paper (old journals, books, maps, etc.), and I paint. I draw and scrape; I sand things off; I layer things on top of things; I build, and the images and objects emerge. My work is layered and thick and rich, and it includes hazy memories from the past, tangible moments of the present, and glimpses into an indescribable future. I’m interested in the notion that, as wonderfully beautiful and multifaceted as it is, this life reveals only a fraction of what I can actually see.”