Jim has two main objectives when carving; he wants the sculpture to be pleasing to the eye and conveys a sense of warmth. As you look at the bears displayed, your eyes should flow from one area of the carving to another, allowing all of the elements of the carving to become one. The bears do not have defined teeth, claws or even eyes and some are in fairly active positions. These are techniques that help guide your eyes.
Jim likes to bring a sense of warmth and relaxation to the sculpture's display area. This is done through different stone colours, smooth sculpture shapes and carving the bears in active positions.