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James E. Gleason
Corpus Christi , Texas - United States
Sculpture - Abstract


James E. Gleason (Papa Jim) is a local artist from South Padre Island in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Using the natural media such as plants, shells, driftwood and other items found on the island beaches, he creates intimate sculptures which reflects the historical beauty of the area. The sculptures are not created to be of any particular area or situation, but do give the feeling of a place in reflection.

The name “Papa Jim” was given to Gleason by the local Beach Bums due to Gleason’s age and the willingness to help anyone in the time of need. The Bums are a group of people which meet on the beach on South Padre Island daily for over thirty five years and are made up of local professionals, doctors and business owners. They are true friends.

In addition to being an artist, James is a Registered Architect, Registered Interior Designer, Land Planner, Building Scientist and Environmentalist.

Born February 28, 1952.

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