"I am also a sculptor of soapstone for relaxation and have had exhibitions of my artwork. I have sold quite a few pieces. I really don’t have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists. I have done over three hundred sculptures, over the last five years." (JCB in 2000, For Mother's Sake)
[See photos of the Exhibition held over the end of October 2015 to mark the 7th anniversary of Jimmy's death on November 1st 2008 - Visit the Exhibitions: submenu pages on the right]
Jimmy fashioned all his pieces by hand, from blocks of soapstone using handsaws, files, sandpaper and polishing cloths. Even the smaller pieces - broaches and pendants - could take a number of hours to fashion.
Broaches & Pendants
Jimmy would display his broaches and pendants for sale at gigs alongside his music & DVDs. Many have an Indian theme.
Jimmy also created larger sculptures - some purely ornamental, some with a functional use - such as a bowl - and a number of complex examples consist of more than one piece of sculpting.
[If you own a piece of sculpture by Jimmy that is not shown herein, I would like to hear from you so it can be added to the 'Private Hands' gallery.]
L.G. Monika Black
A Note on the cataloguing:
Jimmy seldom named any of his sculptures. However, to help you search the Galleries, or visualize the ornamental sculptures, they have been grouped as either 'Functional Pieces' or as (purely) 'Ornamentals', and catalogued using a descriptive name rather than just the uninformative number.
[Photos: Jimmy busy working a piece of sculpture; raw stone cut by Jimmy from unformed block; front page of photo album, 1997 Exhibition, Bad Boll, Germany]