Photo update

New photos are being added to the James L. Acord flickr group every day. For some reason, they are not all showing here on the photos page yet, but we will fix it. In the meantime, check out the group often for updates.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1602490@N21/pool/

Some amazing history is being compiled, thanks to Arthur S. Aubry, Phil Munger, Fred Moody, Joey King, Barry Messer, Tom Putnam, Nick Vroman, Linley Storm, and others. There are over 100 photos and counting. Please share your bit of history with others by adding your own.

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The Transmutation of James L. Acord

Artist James L. Acord, 66, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2011, in his Pioneer Square apartment. Please check back for information on a public memorial and other updates.

Jim was an only child born in Seattle on October 19, 1944, in the Holocene Epoch, to Gail Elizabeth Chapman and James Leroy Acord.

Jim was at one time a devout altar boy, a cowboy, a master stone carver in Barre VT, a farm hand, and an artist in residence at Imperial College London. Barre stone carvers respected him enough to elect him union president and despite lacking a high-school diploma, James completed post-graduate courses in nuclear engineering.   

He was a perfectionist in all his pursuits, whether sculpture, riflery or technical mountain climbing. His superlative draftsmanship is evidenced in the hundreds of finely detailed drawings of bird’s nests, seed pods, animal bones and the like, turning mundane natural objects into poignant art.

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Jim

We are just getting this site up and running… it will serve as a way to remember James Acord, his life and work. More soon.

Please click on the “Thoughts” tab above and leave a comment or a memory.

You are also encouraged to contribute photos to the James L. Acord flickr pool.