Jim Seidel’s visionary artwork sings with the free spirit of experimentalism and is rooted in the control of a craftsman.
The native of Quito, Ecuador was raised and educated in Connecticut and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Ever the explorer, Seidel has developed a mastery of music, visual art and group facilitation.
His journey has navigated a path through the visual arts of collage and assemblage, leading him to ongoing expressions with stained glass and mixed media mosaics.
Seidel creates literal abstract mosaic works of celestial bodies such as nebulae, galaxies and pulsars, as well as motifs based on cartography, biology and symbology. His provocative and engaging collage and assemblage work explores social commentary, history, context and a decidedly offbeat worldview, incorporating environmentalism by “upcycling” found, salvaged and repurposed materials.
Seidel is also an accomplished percussionist who has performed and recorded in genres ranging from free jazz to spoken word to ambient electronic experimental ensembles. He, along with long time collaborator Adam Matza, co-founded The Weeds, which began as a spoken word/music collective in 1996 and has evolved into a dark ambient electronic music duo in multi-media performances and recordings.
As a group facilitator, Seidel has worked with hundreds of thousands of people, conducting programs including teambuilding, arts integration, expressive cultural arts and art in healing. These have occurred in diverse settings, such as Fortune 500 corporations, schools and universities, foundations and non-profit charitable organizations.
Always community-oriented, Seidel regularly donates his time and expertise to hospitals, parks, social service agencies, events and outreach programs.
While living artfully and consciously his other interests vary to include film, theater, literature, gardening and fishing. He also minimizes the ecological footprint in all his pursuits by maintaining practices that are respectful of the planet and its inhabitants.
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