Bees Echo the Moon-Mixed w/ Video Installation
According to the project's invitation;
|Courtesy Jim Toia's Website|
Jim Toia is also the Director of Lafayette College's Community Based Teaching Program."where he leads high school students through an advanced creative arts curriculum, preparing them for their future artistic pursuits. (WE LOVE THAT!)
|Mushroom Spore Drawing- Jim Toia|
This incredible Mushroom Spore Drawing, pictured on the left!
On Jim's website he provides insight into his process of working with this very difficult natural medium.When you visit his site, you'll find many more mysteriously beautiful works comprised of the spore of fungus.
Another series of work that results in exquisite aesthetic renderings,is a body of work curently in process, where Jim utilizes the dried forms of jellyfish, enhanced with gouache.
|Jellyfish and gouache on paper- Jim Toia|
Jim Toia's Statement
"I am an artist that uses nature as my primary medium and have had the honor of exhibiting my work around the world. I make my home in the hills of northwestern New Jersey and am represented by the Kim FosterGallery in NYC, and the Haines Gallery in San Francisco, CA. I received my BA from Bard College and my MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. My work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, South and Central America and the Far East....... My art and my profession have led to numerous public and community projects."