James “Jay” Seaman, Artist
Jay has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, but as an artist he is self-taught. He relies on experimentation and his consultation with other fine artists and crafts people to constantly hone his techniques and perfect his methods. Jay is consistently trying to push the envelope by working his media to their structural limits as he creates his forms. He strives to stretch these forms to the point of impossibility without sacrificing strength or essential qualities. Though Jay often sculpts whimsical people or, more famously, birds, he is open to any challenge and has recently worked on such varied subjects as a five foot, stainless steel lizard which is situated outside the beautiful Gateway Commons in downtown Ithaca, New York.
Jay’s technical knowledge comes from his more than 25 years of experience in the trades of sculpting and woodworking. Besides creating sculptures, he works as an artisan for various commercial and residential building projects, for which he has received high praise.Jay’s notable works include an elaborately carved mahogany mantel, at Cornell University’s recently restored Sage Hall, which was featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine. Another of his sculptures has also been acquired by The Audubon House in Key West, Florida. Jay has also been featured in the publication Life In The Finger Lakes and is appreciative of the opportunities that have allowed him to further his artistic career. He would love the chance to take on new challenges and build one of his custom sculptures for you or your organization. Jay works out of two studios. One in Rochester, NY and another in Trumansburg, NY. near Taughannock Falls State Park