The Art Of James J. Kizak
"A Moment Of Reverence"
The flag, pole, and soldiers are manzanita wood on a sandstone base with very light paint. $1,000.00. (11.22"L x 12.15"H x 5"W x 6.8LBS) The WWII flag raising on the island of Iwo Jima was staged many times with different flags and flag poles. The original raising was captured on 16mm color film with five men raising the flag after I viewed it in slow mo stop motion many times. All of the subsequent raisings utilized six men photographed with still cameras. The area of the flag raising was littered with debris in the 16mm film from the battle but was not visible in the photos. This flag raising reveals the heart and soul of America and the American people's fierce dedication to freedom.
Crushed stone varieties on a wood base with cherry projections Plastic eyes and purple paint on the quantum interfaces, sold. (19"DIA x 3.25"D x 4LBS.)
Manzanita with comb tine fingers and toes on sandstone base, $100.00. (10.75"H x 5"W x 5"D x 5.2LBS) This piece had Kong written all over it and so it came to be. He has several fingers and toes that were shot off and bleeding with some bullet wounds on his posterior. This occurred while trying to deflect bullets from airplane machine guns. His penchant for climbing tall mountains and buildings made him an easy target. When people hold him in their hands they invariably check his bottom for a butt hole which he has.
Wall hanging scrub oak longhorn bull on oak base, sold. (10"DIA x 4 1/8"H x 1LB)
"AG Flower Of Peace"
Crab apple and walnut on sandstone base, $800.00. (31"Dia x 42"H x 27.8LBS)
Stone on flowering crab with sandstone bottom, sold. (Appx. 7"Dia x 6.5"H)