Wednesday, April 27, 2011
During the kids and my roadtrip to Kansas to visit their Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousins, (and as far as I'm concerned, still In-Laws, Brother/Sister In-Laws and Nieces/Nephews, besides being some of my favorite folks) we stopped at artist/sculpture/family friend extraordinaire Jim Bass's home/studio. He graciously gave us a tour, explained the sculpting/casting process, showed us works in progress and reminisced about his recently departed wife Jean (who was equally wonderful).
One humorous snippet gives you a peek into the Joe and Magdalene (grandparents) dynamics. Jim pointed at a stylish photo of he and wife from the '60's. He recounted that his long standing joke was, "With those fishnets, Jean caught herself a 186 pound Bass!". Joe, who is sometimes hard of hearing missed it, so Magdalene turned to him and yelled, "Jean caught a 186 pound fish!!!" Joe nodded as if that were a completely normal fun fact to pass along.
To see more of Jim's work, visit-