OUR SHARED PLANET
ALL DAY – Watershed Gallery
Our Shared Planet is a traveling environmental awareness exhibit that features the carved birds and animals of award winning wildlife artist Jim Ramsdell. The exhibit contains a number of highly detailed life-size wood sculptures, set against lighted interpretive backdrops, beautiful photographs and quotes along with nature sounds and music, all designed to raise the consciousness and awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems that they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.
The realistic sculptures are carved from basswood gathered from alternative sources in Jim’s mobile solar powered workshop. Tools used to create these pieces range from a band saw and electric chain saw down to intricate rotary tools, micro chisels, knives, and wood burning pens. They are then painstakingly painted to exacting detail, using acrylic paints. The workmanship blends together to create amazing lifelike creatures that are guaranteed to excite the eye and spark the imagination.