Jim Ballard abstract photographsBallard’s Rust Series on exhibit explores abstract designs, colors and patterns of various subjects
Artist Jim Ballard has built a strong reputation in the Edmonds community as a photographer, sculptor and teacher.
In 1993, Jim Ballard and stone sculptor, Richard Hestekind were commissioned by the cities of Edmonds and Lynnwood to create Community, a granite stage and monolithic granite figures installed at Meadowdale Playfield Park (16700 66th Ave W, Lynnwood.)
Ballard instructed photography at several local colleges for over twenty-five years and he continues to supply his own work to the Getty Images.
The Edmonds Arts Commission is pleased to present recent work of Ballard’s in a series of photographs of abstract designs in found objects.
The exhibit can be viewed in the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Ballard’s Rust Series on exhibit explores abstract designs, colors and patterns of various subjects. He enjoys finding hidden landscapes and dream-like qualities in the details of walls, sheets of metal, the bottom of trowels, and many other found objects.
He doesn’t believe it is necessary for the viewer to know precisely what object they are examining, but rather the shapes in a photograph suggest different forms and landscapes. He hopes that his photographs will evoke a sense of wonder or mystery and that the viewer can find new landscapes or figures within each work.
Jim Ballard’s Exhibit will be shown through Jan. 30.