James Stuart Kane is a sculptor who works primarily with carved wood and cast bronze. His work spans many years of working serially, moving joyously toward simplification and clarification, striving toward the essence of his ideograph. Kane realized this simplification was necessary to understand and discover particular essences of idea, and through this experience he has achieved a greater end in dealing with sculptures, each of which simultaneously works on many levels of meaning. Kane earned a B.E. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. He has exhibited and taught at universities in the South, Midwest and East and owned and operated the critically acclaimed Indigenous Image Gallery in Palm Desert, California. He now lives, works and exhibits in Silver City. Website: jameskanesculpture.com.