Jim is an engineer by training, a tinker by trade, and an artist by desire. At his studio, 3Digital Arts, near Clam Falls, WI, his focus is sculpture in cast metal, industrial found objects, and wood. His technical background has become a vocabulary for explorations and expressions of manmade and natural forms, new growth on old foundations, and answers that become the next questions. At times, his process is intuitive, hands on manipulation of the media. At others, it’s a planned concept that he models on the computer. More and more, it is a mix and interweaving of the two - reason with passion and left brain with right.. One thing that tells a lot about him is his logo, a pattern of three dots, three dashes, and three dots (SOS) - he has a tendency to jump in at the deep end.