The Art Of James J. Kizak
"The Four Of Us"
The main body is walnut with walnut and plum antlers and fangs. The garnishes are ground sandstone and glass. This piece comes with a rotator rated at 1RPM and 120VAC which can be utilized or discarded and the piece can be hung normally. There are five figures, four of which form the group with one as a wannabe. A timer can be added to the rotator to provide adjustments for long periods of inaction. (28.5"H x 12"W x 8"D x 6.8LBS. With Rotator) $225.00
"California Warp, 3.14592"
The clock wood is waxed Ohio Buckeye and the hands are painted walnut using a large hand clock movement with three 1.5 Volt batteries in parallel. The number surfaces have a touch of several pearl paints.$340.00 (31"H x 25"W x 1.5"D x 8.6LBS) Sold.
Pine,Walnut, & Plum wood mounted on a crushed slag covered sandstone base. $245.00 (17"H x 9"DIA x 4.8LBS) This piece demonstrates some of the results of incompetent gene splicing along with the "we do not know what the results will be of what we are are doing syndrome".
Walnut figures with plum wood hats mounted on sandstone base.$100.00.(12.5"L x 10.5"W x 11.5"H x 6.6LBS) Sold.This typical stone footed family is a very happy bunch. They are born from solid rock and morph into their present form with rock feet keeping them emotionally anchored to their beginnings. They are celebrating a new baby being born to the family while the dog is occupied playing ball.
Driftwood oak dolphin with sandstone base, $120.00. (21.5H x 14.75L x 4W x 5LBS) Dolphins are very intelligent and perfected the Moonwalker maneuver thousands of years ago during their playtime periods.
Tulip wood mounted on sandstone base, $580.00. (36"L x 17"W x 24.4"H x 44LBS) During my lunch hour one day I heard a horrendous screech-grinding-thumping crash on the street so I looked out of the window and saw a minivan laying on it's side on my front lawn. A young person got out of the minivan then stretched both arms high over his head and fell over backwards unconscious. I immediately called 911 and was informed that I was the fourth caller of this accident. Upon further observation the police vehicles, fireman and emergency trucks, tow trucks, and electric company trucks were all blocking the closed road. The minivan had two other passengers and all three were handcuffed and taken into custody by the police for being under the influence of drugs. The minivan was traveling at fifty miles per hour and veered off the wrong side of the road narrowly missing an oncoming vehicle. The minivan then was straddling and shearing the tops off of a row of two foot diameter sandstone rocks, severing a nine inch telephone pole, and snapping of a ten inch diameter tulip tree which fell on the road narrowly missing another vehicle as did the telephone pole. The electric wires were laying on the street and were temporarily raised back up to a tree as they did not break. After all the vehicles and debris were cleared the tulip tree stump was almost free of it's roots so I removed it for future use. Later on after viciously hacking on the stump a distorted rhino looking fish face was revealed and "Thump" was born. A slight blue tint was added to mimic a blue rhino fish.
Unknown driftwood with blackwood eels on sandstone base, $120.00. (11"L x 5"W x 5"H x 1.6LBS)
"A.J.K.I.D. Space Alien"
Unknown driftwood with flowering crab tentacles on sandstone base, $150.00. (27"L x 9"W x 14 3/4"H x 7.6LBS)
" Froggie & Friend"
Cherry burls on ash base, $80.00. (19"L x 9"W x 6.25"H x 3.4LBS)
Crab apple and walnut, $70.00. (21"L x 12.5"W x 8.75"H x 1.2LBS)
Wall hanging flowering crab apple mounted on bocote base, $35.00. (11"L x 5"W x 4.5"D x 1LB)
"Help, I'm Trapped In The Human Race"
Wall hanging walnut on walnut base, $35.00. (14"L x 9.5"W x 6"H x 1.8LBS)
Crab apple on walnut base. Photo by Arlan Heiser, sold. (Appx. 12"Dia x 10"H)
"Sort Of Camel"
Walnut with walnut base, $35.00. Photo by Arlan Heiser. (20"L x 11"W x 15"H x 9LBS)
Cherry with cherry uprights on sandstone base, $150.00. (14"Dia x 15"H x 4.2LBS) This piece is a spoof on a 1956 Cadillac. The fins and dual exhausts (two butt holes) along with the garish grill and headlamps define the 56 Cadillac which resembles a large catfish. A very slight green tint paint also sets the tone of the surface.
Cherry burl on walnut base, $45.00. (9"L x 7"W x 7"H x 1.1LBS)