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Fine Art in Bronze by James C. Christensen
"Benediction" Bronze Sculpture by James C. Christensen "False Magic" Bronze Sculpture by James C. Christensen "Sleeper, Lost in Dreams" Bronze Sculpture by James C. Christensen

The Bronze Sculpture
of James C. Christensen
The bronze sculptures of James C. Christensen are as coveted by collectors as his fine art limited edition canvases and prints. Meticulously crafted and superbly detailed, these sculptures are sure to grace the lives of collectors for generations to come.

The Art of Bronze Making
From concept to completion, it takes several months to create a bronze edition. Working from original drawings, James and master craftsmen model the sculpture in clay using traditional methods. Melted wax is poured into a silicone mold using the centuries-old "lost wax" casting method. This wax casting is dipped in slurry, a silica compound, and is heated until the liquid wax burns out, leaving a rigid, heat-resistant "master" mold. Molten bronze is poured into the slurry mold and is carefully removed after cooling. Hours of hand-sanding clean and polish the bronze, and a variety of chemical patinas are applied to give the finished work subtle colorations.

 



"A Lawyer More than Adequately Attired in Fine Print" Bronze Sculpture by James C. Christensen

A Lawyer More than Adequately Attired
in Fine Print

by James C. Christensen

In a world of black and white, this attorney feels more at ease in the gray areas. He contemplates the implications of a grain of truth - which is more than enough for a lawyer to build an entire case out of. His jacket displays an adequate supply of loopholes. His tastes run toward fine print albeit . . . he has his assistant check the print for him. A stuffed (and rather moldy) owl sits straped securely to his shoulder to give him an appearance of wisdom. His watch records the billing hours not in minutes but in dollars and . . . he's billing you even as you read this!

Sizing and Pricing

A Greenwich Workshop
Fine Art Bronze Sculpture
Limited to 200 and numbered.
Approx. 11" w x 15" h. 
$6000

 




"Benediction" Bronze Sculpture by James C. Christensen

Benediction
by James C. Christensen

“I have always used the floating fish to symbolize the presence of life’s magic,” says Jim Christensen. “Occasionally, I’ve wondered whether these little guys are bringing the magic with them or are the result of it. Who is the recipient of the benediction? Is the angel blessing the fish or in another way, is the fish blessing the angel... blessing her by its presence? The Latin on the ring, 'Beatus est Pisciculus,' translates as 'Blessed is the Little Fish.' Regardless of which came first, the angel or the fish, it’s important to stop and take the time to be thankful for the magic in our lives.”

Sizing and Pricing

A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Bronze Sculpture
Limited to 100 and numbered.
Approx. 10.5" w x 20" h. 
$5995

 



"Sleeper, Lost in Dreams" Bronze Sculpture by James C. Christensen

Sleeper, Lost in Dreams
by James C. Christensen

“We are, each of us, angels with only one wing.
And we can only fly embracing each other.”
— Luciano De Crescenzo

“In dreams, it is said that wings represent a release of creative forces, that they give us the ability to understand and transcend the human condition,” Christensen says of "Sleeper, Lost in Dreams." “In religion, wings appear on angels, faeries, spirits and demons. In mythology, winged creatures are often messengers of the gods; they are a symbol of freedom and spirituality and a character having one wing is said to be lost in dreams.”

Following in the tradition of his previous four bronze sculptures, we present Sleeper, Lost in Dreams. Meticulously crafted and superbly detailed, this sculpture is sure to grace the lives of collectors for generations to come.

Sizing and Pricing

A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Bronze Sculpture
Limited to 100 and numbered.
Approx. 9" w x 24" h. 
$6495

 



"False Magic" Bronze Sculpture by James C. Christensen

False Magic
by James C. Christensen

In the fantastic world of James C. Christensen’s paintings, fish are a symbol of magic and wisdom. “Their floating presence in the air reminds us that anything is possible,” says Christensen, “and those touched or surrounded by fish are considered truly blessed. When the fish don’t arrive, however, sometimes a person will take matters into his own hands, with compelling but less-than-convincing results.

“When The Greenwich Workshop first approached me about transforming False Magic into a bronze sculpture I was surprised, but it turned out to be a brilliant idea. As soon as we had constructed the rigging I knew it was going to be great; the creative work and art of many people have taken False Magic and made it real magic.” Meticulously crafted, superbly detailed and stunningly translated into three dimensions, this sculpture will provide real magic wherever it finds a home.

Sizing and Pricing

A Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Bronze Sculpture
Limited to 100 and numbered.
Approx. 14" w x 20" h. 
$4950

 








About James C. Christensen

Inspired by the world's myths, fables and tales of imagination, James C. Christensen wants his work to add up to more than a beautiful - if sometimes "curious" looking work of art. Having taught art professionally for over 20 years, he likes to think of the world as his classroom. His hope is that through whatever he creates-be it a porcelain, fine art print or book-he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. He believes that teaching people to use their imagination helps us find solutions to sooth the stresses of everyday life-or get a little lift to help us keep going. In short: all things are possible when you share Christensen's philosophy that "Believing is Seeing."

Christensen was born in 1942 and raised in Culver City, California. He studied painting at Brigham Young University and, for a while, the University of California at Los Angeles before finishing his formal education at BYU. Since then, he has had one-man shows in the West and the Northeast and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Christensen has also won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Christensen has been designated as a “Utah Art Treasure,” one of Utah’s Top 100 Artists by the Springville Museum of Art and received the Governor’s Award for Art awarded by the Utah Arts Council recognizing the significance of Christensen’s artwork to Utah’s cultural communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Art magazine’s Hall of Fame and is an Honored Alumnus at Brigham Young University for his contributions to fine art and education. James and his wife Carole, co-chair the Mormon Arts Foundation. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University, and has also given workshops to large companies and organizations on the subject of creative thinking, including the California Art Educator’s Association, Hallmark and Intermountain Health Care. 

In addition to his fine art limited editions on paper and canvas, Christensen’s work can be found in five acclaimed books and a series of interactive journals and in three dimensions in porcelain and hand-crafted limited-edition bronze sculptures.

 

 

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