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.

  • Collection Partnership Collection
  • Location of Work US Departures Lounge, Gate 80
  • Creation Date 2012
  • Installation Date 2012
  • Medium Soapstone Carvings

ArtistJim Flaman

Jim Flaman attended the University of Alberta with passions in physical education and art. He completed many courses in these two areas and has taught related subjects in the Elk Island Public School system for 32 years.

In the last 14 years Jim has rediscovered his love of art and has continued to develop his skills. He has worked in a variety of mediums, but has found carving with soapstone to be the most rewarding.

Jim’s sculptures are displayed in businesses and private homes across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Sherwood Park, AB