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Jim Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Art, but his career has included time in mechanical engineering. In his home studio/laboratory Jenkins examines the complex issues of life, death, war, spirituality, language, and science. He is fond of producing objects with dangerous edges and associations in order to demonstrate the inherent unity of the seemingly disparate issues. His methodical examinations attempt to visually connect diverse images and philosophies into a coherent and unified plexus.

Traditional methods and craftsmanship underlie not only his fabrications but also his life. His knowledge of blacksmithing and of the important philosophical issues of the day has created an artist known among his closest friends as the ‘Blacksmith with the Gentle Hammer’.

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