The Art Of James J. Kizak
"Quarry Mining Cart Display"
The top is pieces of glued fancy redwood with a 28" x 24" x 3/8" plate glass insert. The remaining wood structure is redwood glued and nailed with square nails. The rusty metal pieces (and rails and spikes) are recovered from the stone quarry and were cleaned and painted black.The railroad ties (treated),wheels, axles, nuts, cotter pins, fasteners, and gravel are new. In the display are rocks, bolts, studs, spikes, bottles, thorn bush stems, grape vine stems, short and long needle pine samples, and a white daffodil. Sold. (39"Diameter Top. x 21"D) (Rails 43"L x 24"W) Total Weight Estimated 350LBS.
The picture frame is Buckeye burl with clear polyurethane paint and the picture is sandwiched between two pieces of GE Lexan screwed to the frame. Sold. (25.5"L x 11"W x 1"D x 2.6LBS)
The clock is one piece of a fancy redwood slab in the shape of Ireland with many Celtic symbols including a pot of gold.between the 5 and 6 numbers. The clock hands are painted walnut with a standard clock movement. The shoreline is painted dark green and the mainland shows some of the many lakes with a star marking the city of Dublin. The entire piece is painted with clear semi gloss polyurethane. Sold. (14.25"H x 12"W x 1.75"D x 2.4LBS)
"Thou Shalt Not Seek Revenge"
This character is one piece of walnut painted with polyurethane satin with brass plated bullets in the gun belt, guns, and eyes. The functioning spurs are steel with leather straps. The surrounding cedar brush is waxed only and the barrier between revenge and forgiveness. The character and the barriers are mounted on a sandstone base with rubber feet. Sold (21.5"H x 15.5"L x 10"W x 15LBS)
"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)