Fuller Craft Museum is excited to announce the recent acquisition of Delahey by famed woodturner Jim Keller. This striking mesquite form is an exceptional compliment to Fuller Craft Museum’s strong collection of contemporary woodturning and a sign of its commitment to the promotion of the craft. Delahey is an exquisite work from the artist’s Evolution of the Wheelseries, a series that was artistically motivated by the work of stone sculptor Jesus Moroles. Moroles’ work inspired an investigation by Keller into the wheel form, and these projects have been formative in Keller’s exploration of negative space.
Jim’s lifetime attraction to wood has led him on a journey as a carpenter, cabinetmaker, woodturner, and sculptor. After working for 42 years as a civil engineer, he is now a full-time artist out of his Foxfire Studios in Richmond, Texas, and also the Treasurer of the Collectors of Wood Art.
Jim Keller attended the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and his work has been shown across the country. 2015 will see an exhibition of his wood, bronze and resin sculptures at the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University.