Jim Thomas, Artist
Jim Thomas
(as seldom seen - in a suit)

  • Texas Society of Sculptors
  • Guild of Austin Architectural Artisans
  • Austin Diocese Fine Arts Council
  • Texas Society of Architects
 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL ART

The Jim Thomas Studio participated in the design, sculpting, fabrication, and installation of five Bloch Cancer Survivor Plazas in New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Cleveland, and Columbus. Thomas has also produced, from an antique blueprint, a 4000 lb. bronze reproduction of an ornate door and frame for a historic building restoration in Dayton, as well as gates and doors in the Austin area.

The Texas State Seal (below) was used by the Texas Department of Transportation to make concrete form liner molds for a series of 90 foot support pillars on new highway flyovers at the intersection of IH-35 and US 290 in Austin. More delicate or intricate work includes replicating the original 18th Century brass ormolu for a burly French walnut bed headboard and crafting a custom mahogany bassinet.

Recent architectural art projects include a fabricated 10' steel pivoting entry door and a 10' steel cantilevered steel and stainless steel barbeque pit designed by Miro Rivera Architects of  Austin, Texas for Reissig Builders of Austin, Texas for a new Westlake residence on Lake Austin; a 6' square fabricated steel and carved limestone lakeside patio firepit for a new Lake Austin residence designed by Furman and Keil Architects of Austin, Texas. 

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