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James David Thomas

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Olympia, WA

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Otis College of Art and Design




"Our world is a wonderful, mysterious place. The heavens and oceans are a part of our experience, but in ways removed form our daily conciousness, as we now live in cultural  world as opposed to a natural world. mankind inhabits the continents, and has come to know and utilize them at its will accordingly. We are oblivious to the oceans without consideration to their overall importance. We have compartmentalized what we know seperating earth, ocean and the heavens. We no longer know the world intuitively. Mankind's devised systems more often than not aggress against nature, deeming it insignificant.

Euclid stood within the landscape bisecting it with his figure and devised geometry, a way in which we know our world. It is a beautiful example of mankind's attempt to overlay logic, or process as a means to an end. Our Modern experience is a torrent of abstractions. Technology, the double edged sword moves us forward at digital speed, but simultaneously removes us from our empirical world, slowly, gradually, much like the epochal chapters of geology in deep time, and the constant ebb and flow of the tides on what has become known as the water planet. Within the overall scope, everything we know is a singular event within a singular moment.

My exploration has evolved into a personal meditation on the nexus of intellect, devised systems, and the unique circumstances we know as our physical world. As an Artist I have respect for the power witnessed in nature, and it is my hope that we might see it all differently, therefore finding a new appreciation for the richness of our experience."

James David Thomas

Los Angeles, 2008



Recent Exhibits

James David Thomas participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2016 The Cityscape Show VI
George Billis Gallery- LA
May, 2014 Taste for Art
Hal's Venice
Jul, 2012 The Cityscape Show II - Images of LA: Land and City
George Billis Gallery- LA
Jul, 2011 James David Thomas - Nocturne
Terry Martin Gallery
Jun, 2011 Sea Level
Nov, 2008 Gallery Artists
Walter Wickiser Gallery
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