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I have always been fascinated by the natural beauty of wood. Growing up on a ranch in West Texas, my brothers and I spent much of our summers building fences. The cedar corner-post structures with notched braces and twisted wire were works of art to me. During the school years, my favorite elective was Wood Shop.

My first formal wood carving “Jim and I” was created while at Princeton University working on a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering. I designed and carved the piece specifically for the cover photograph for my second book of poetry which carries the same title.

Over the past few years, inspired by the artists of Placitas, woodcarving has become an ever-increasing part of my pleasures. Winemaking, photography, poetry, woodcarving — not a bad life.

Jim Fish
26 Camino de Los Pueblitos
Placitas, NM 87043
505 867 3062


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