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Jim Forcier-Call

Jim Forcier-Call is a multi-media artist living in Jemez Springs, NM with his wife, Margaia, and cats, Leonardo and Bodhi. Originally from Kentucky, he early on became fascinated with creating sculptures and textured wall pieces, from juxtaposed "found objects" Much of his adult life has been spent working in Health Care, beginning in his late teens with fifteen years as a member of The Alexian Brothers, a monastic community founded to care for the poor and sick. Since moving to New Mexico in 1990 and subsequent "retirement", he has focused on sculpture utilizing desert driftwood, clay and found objects. His NM artistic "career"; began with a one-person month-long show at Jemez Views Art Gallery where he exhibited some twenty sculptures. He then created a series of "boat" sculptures –"Parallel Journeys"- depicting Thomas Merton’s spiritual journey through the lens of the Ancient Celtic Spirit Quest. This exhibit was displayed at the Center for Creative Spirituality in Littleton, Colorado; Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky, and The Benedictine Retreat Center in Pecos, New Mexico. In 2005 he also created and installed The Jemez Springs Library Sun Clock – an interactive installation in the Village Park whereby the shadow cast by the person standing on the calendar stone marks the correct clock time. He continues creating mixed media sculpture and wall shrines inspired by his love of nature, world spiritual traditions, poetry, philosophy and humor. One of his favorite quotes is "Never Lose a Holy Curiosity" A. Einstein.

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