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Official launch of the
Saturday Morning book by James Paterson 

"Saturday Morning" is officially launched! Along with the publishers, Post Hypnotic Press, we introduced educators from across the country to the amazing potential of this whimsical, colourful book for children of all ages. Thank you for all your kind and encouraging comments throughout the 2 days of the Reading For The Love Of it conference.

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But Wait! There's More...

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 The Storytelling Machine Video is ready!

If you have a copy of "Saturday Morning" book 

you have access to the video via the QR code in the book now

 

Following the official launch of the book at the

Reading For the Love Of It conference in February,

the video will be available on Youtube and this website.

"The Storytelling Machine"

is featured in a professional video available via QR code

in my new book "Saturday Morning" published by 

Post Hypnotic Press.

The video shows the Storytelling Machine, one of my moving wire sculptures, as seen through the eyes of someone discovering it for the first time, bringing him back to happy childhood memories. The "Saturday Morning" book is narrated in the video by Canadian actor, Lisa Bunting.

Watch The Storytelling Machine Video Trailer...

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"It Came To Me - This Is An Engine Of Joy"
91.5 x 48 x 18.5 in

Largest, moving wire sculpture to date.

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Front View
Back View

JP Sculpture at University of Waterloo

I believe that we were made for joy. And that out of that joy comes our desire to create. And to be creative means to participate in bringing things together.

 We all in some way participate collectively in being creative...

 

(Read the entire talk given at the Grebel Reunion, June 4, 2022)

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Grebel Alumni come through

"James Paterson builds ambiguous machine-like looking objects from steel wire and mixed media. (Read more...)

 

This commission was made possible by generous donations from Grebel alumni.

beauty seekers. playful souls. start here

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"Listen to The Songs We've Sung,

The Songs We've Sung Together"

Free-standing, moving Wire Sculpture

33 x 13.75 x 7 in

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"A Tapestry Of Joy"

Free-standing Wire Sculpture

21 x 15 x 4.5 in

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"All This Grace That Fills My Sails"

Free-standing Wire Sculpture

22 x 9.5 x 4.5 in

INTERESTED IN A PIEce? prices upon request. 
 Email james here

JP Wire Creations will add JOY to your life.

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"Like Joyful Rhythms Of Grace"

 Wall-mounted Wire Sculpture

28.5 x 19 x 1.5 in

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"One Big Infusion of Joy"

Free-standing Wire Sculpture

19.5 x 16 x 4.5 in

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"The Ever-Present Winds Of Joy"

Wall-mounted Wire Sculpture

26.5 x 16 x 1.5 in

Wire Sculpture commissioned for the Crossings Exhibition
Toronto, Ontario
March 2 - April 14, 2022
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"Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai"

(Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name Of The Lord)

Moving Wire Sculpture

57 x 50 x 16 in

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James Paterson

         James' work has won numerous awards and received mainstream media           

         coverage. Large signature pieces have been commissioned for some of

         the  world's most renown children's hospitals and private collectors. His wire               sculptures have been found at top exhibitions in Canada, the United States,               Europe, and Asia. 

"I hope that people who see my art will come away with an infusion of joy and delight. That they will be reminded there are mysteries in life worth probing, inner journeys of discovery worth taking and deep resonant rhythms sounding around us that we must listen carefully for if we are to hear them and be awakened to the redemptive nature of God in creation."

 

"I want people who see my art to reclaim a simple sense of wonder."

                                                                                                     James Paterson

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awards, press & more

JP has been won over 10 awards and been featured in over 55 publications!

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