Jim Tucker uses paper pulp made from repurposed brown and white waste paper to construct the various sculptures. “I liked using scrap paper pulp for paper making because it was recycling and just not throwing everything away. I have recently taught myself to use scrap paper pulp as the sculpture medium just to try something different. There is a steep learning curve to using paper pulp, but that is also the goal. To keep learning, experimenting and growing is one of the key, yet fun, aspects of creating art.”
“My most recent trials are constructing pulp ‘boulders’ to build Inuksuk. Inuksuk are actually constructed by First Nations peoples across the far northern regions of the U.S., Canada and Greenland as landmarks and commemorative signs. From Inuksuks I will soon be expanding my stacked pulp ‘rock’ sculptures to include free-form designs.”
Jim uses recycled materials because he believes in REDUCING waste. “Reduce, reuse, recycle – words to live by to make a better world for us and our grandchildren and beyond. Working with reclaimed/recycled materials is very important for reducing our artistic footprint on the world while still creating artistic items of beauty, whimsy and thought. It is very important to me not to just add to the heap of trash we generate daily. To create art out of waste materials is just icing on the cake.”
Jim Tucker and Aspen Wolf Arts is at Table #11.