The Art Of James J. Kizak
Southern pine flowers with redwood stem on sandstone base. $190.00 (19"H x 10.5"DIA x 5.6LBS)
"Earth Life Force"
Cedar mounted on sandstone, $120.00. (12 1/8"H x 7"L x 7"W x 3.4LBS)
Cedar mounted on sandstone, $140.00. (14"H x 29"L x 7"W x 6.8LBS) This piece was inspired by a lightning strike on a very large oak tree thirty feet from the house. The lightning split branches off the tree which fell on a nearby fully grown pine tree. The bark was missing from the tree approximately twenty five feet to ground level.The lightning traveled down the entire tree in a cross pattern then entered the earth through one inch diameter carbon snakelike noodles to the septic sewer pipe. It traveled along the pipe to the house and melted some of the aluminum siding then tripped some of the circuit breakers in the electric panel. The eighty eight foot deep well pump was destroyed as were the Hi-Fi receiver, computer modem, security system and sensors, and one of the telephones. All of this happened in milliseconds as I was drinking coffee and eating a donut looking out the kitchen window viewing the storm and looking at the tree.
"Eye Of The Beholder"
Wall hanging brown eye mounted on walnut with spruce back, $40.00. (9"DIA x 2.5"D x .8LBS)
Hickory driftwood with Tulip wood stem and sandstone base, $120.00. (12.5"H x 7"W x 17.5"L x 3.7LBS)
Wild cherry projections on stone covered pine wood base, $450.00. (20"H x 29"W x 26"D x 17.2LBS)
"One And A Half"
Tulip wood with purple heart eyes and teeth, wall hanging, $75.00. (10"H x 9"W x 3.5"D x 1LB)
Spalted maple with flowering crab stem and sandstone base, $120.00. (13 3/4"H x 9"DIA x 3.2LBS)
Unknown driftwood stem with crab apple and cedar fins on oak base, sold. (7.5"L x 5"W x 6"H)
Unknown driftwood on sandstone foot with oak lacewood base, $35.00. (6 1/4"Dia x 11"H x 1.6LBS)
Cherry with crab apple legs and cocobolo eyes on sandstone base, sold. (8"Dia x 12"H) This desktop dual personality display conveys your present internal state of mind to your friends and prospective clients while they are sitting in front of your desk. If the happy face is visible they know you are happy and conversely if the sad face is showing they know you are sad. If you set the face to sad when you are happy you might infuse incentives for improved contracts with clients.
Crab apple and spalted maple on stone feet, $60.00. (17"Dia x 12.5H x 1.2LBS) This piece was created to try and visualize the action of photons as described in Quantum Physics. They are connected to the entire Universe via each other and can exist in several places at the same time. Quantum Computer Researchers have proven each photon can exist in 8 different states at the same time. Time doesn't seem to mean much to them.
Walnut on ash base, $50.00. 19.5"L x 12"W x 7"H x 2.8LBS) This extinct volcano was composed of rivers of solid gold rivulets 300 million years ago. All of the softer rock was washed away by erosion which only left the gold rivulets exposed as a massive spider like skeleton. The exact location of this extinct volcano is a mystery to this day.
Cherry with purple heart eyes on cocobolo burl base, $350.00. 12"Dia x 20"H x 6.8LBS) This piece is a cross between a duck and a dinosaur. I discovered it in a cherry tree in my back yard after the tree was cut down. This carnivorous duck was eating everything in the back yard within a one hundred foot radius. After the carnivorous duck ate something poisonous it died and I decided to preserve it and rename it "Duckasorous". Preserving it was beneficial compared to keeping it as a live pet.
Crab apple on sandstone base, $120.00. (23"L x 15"W x 15"H x 15.2LBS)
Lacewood driftwood with sandstone alligator and crab apple eel on walnut base, $580.00. (34"L x 8"W x 12"H x 7.2LBS) Sold.
Cocobolo burl bear on ash base, sold. (Appx. 12"L x 8"W x 10"H)
"Strings 11 Theory Of Everything"
Walnut on walnut base, sold. (19"L x 10"W x 21"H)
"S.K.O.A. Time Portal"
Spalted maple on walnut base, $550.00. (23"L x 17"W x 16"H x 4LBS) This piece (Some Kind Of A Time Portal) started out as a very large bowl. Routering out the inside of the bowl on the top fed router the bit caught and ripped it apart with a piece careening off my stomach and landing twenty feet away bouncing off the wall to the floor.The bowl was now broken into 5 pieces as it crashed to the floor and the internal router coupling joint was ripped apart and had to be repaired. After a brief intermission a new plan was implemented in another direction to compensate for incompetence. The new "Time Portal" idea saved a great piece of spalted maple wood and helped healed a bruised stomach. The top feed Delta router has now earned the moniker of "The most dangerous piece of equipment in the shop".
Cherry with purple heart claws and eyes, wall hanging, $470.00. (27"L x 20"W x 11"D x 3LBS) Mr. Ocean is the Master controller of all the oceans on Earth and lives most of the time in a very disconnected and spread out molecular state. Occasionally he will coalesce into an image that he thinks is appropriate for the occasion but he is not very good at it. His communication skills are so fluid that no one can comprehend them. His list of accomplishments are negative to land dwellers and baffles mankind to this day.