Sculptor Jim Nodge spends his days farming and his evenings in his studio, taking bits and pieces of old farm equipment and other discarded metal objects and transforming them into characters full of personality and imagination. When his children were younger, he would place his new creatures on the kitchen floor for them to discover in the morning. These days, they continue to provide him with amusement and an outlet for his boundless creativity.
“As a farmer, I’ve spent a career working with old iron and often see beauty and art in the shapes of individual parts and overlook their intended purpose. With my welder, my twisted imagination, and a bit of humor, I create creatures from familiar pieces.”