Jim Wheeler's sculptures represent his two big passions... bronze casting and botany. He's lived in New Zealand since emigrating from the United States back in 1981. Jim learnt his trade as an apprentice working with master craftsmen. He loves this country's flora, casting sculptures of our native flowers through to lichen.
Jim's also made a name for himself as a maker of medals. His exhibition Nature as Metaphor opens at Parnell's Artis Gallery on Tuesday and is represented at the New Zealand medal makers exhibition at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in Auckland.