(1938 - 2023)
An auctioneer by profession, James Forbes started working with metal but wanted to create a more defined image so he added wood to his work. He was active for several years, and was invited to participate in the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival.

Jim had the ability to find something that no one wanted or needed anymore and turn it into something beautiful. According to his family and friends he was the most incredibly organized hoarder, and he said "it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it".

Jim created brilliant caricatures of political figures. His roosters incorporate found objects which include sheet metal, metal pipe, burls and leather. James also made crooked knives.


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