Jim

Rode

Oklahoma City, OK

Photography

Art is a desire to live differently. Steeping the room with color restores us. In love and art, you live forever.

Artist Statement

All the things we are told to desire, all that is "trendy", is all crap. We’ve been taught to desire “natural”. We buy “real” vitamins, “whole” food, “natural” water, even plain pinewood furniture from an Ikea forest. Deep within, we long for a more colorful world. Color 'paints' the room where we take refuge to be ourselves. Steeping in art’s color restores us. Invest in what thrills you. Too many people play it safe with white walls. Art is really a desire to be restored, to live differently.

Artist Bio

Jim is married and lives in Oklahoma City. He is a writer, blogger, photographer and artist using both canvas and metal.

For many years Jim has experimented with inks on canvas and ink-to-plastic process burned onto metal, to create metal fusion art. Walking the land and cities, Jim captures images with an iPhone. From that photography media, Jim works with inks to capture his art before applying to watercolor papers, canvas, and ink fused aluminum for wall display. "Working with metal is very exciting. Like a baker making his bread, I am thrilled when the finished metal print cools from 400º. Colors just pop!"

Pilot Boat Terminal Maritima
Bowlers - Laguna Beach
Pilot Boat Terminal Maritima
Bowlers - Laguna Beach
Windmills Edge of the Sea
Windmills Edge of the Sea
Cabo Gold
Cabo Gold
Austin Blushes Yellow
Austin Blushes Yellow
Sierra Madre No. 1
Sierra Madre No. 1
OKC From Deep Deuce
OKC From Deep Deuce
Working the Wind
Working the Wind
Bazaar Cattle Pens No. 3
Bazaar Cattle Pens No. 3
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When the Red River Cries
Snow on DC Streets (the blue umbrella)
Earth Wrinkles
Snow on DC Streets (the blue umbrella)
Earth Wrinkles
Rain on My Streets
Rain on My Streets
Snowstorm at the Mayflower
Snowstorm at the Mayflower

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

(405)879-2400

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