Vintage wooden face sculpture by Jim Pruitt (1948 – 2011) sourced by Alchemy Works.
Illinois-native Jim Pruitt studied history and philosophy at LSU before beginning to sculpt in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His skills as a master carpenter are employed throughout this works as a self-taught artist, carving wood and stone by hand — no power tools.
In 1986 he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he worked at the Blue Star Art Space. In his later years he carved large-scale wood pieces, exhibiting in numerous shows across Texas and Louisiana, but rarely offering his works for sale.
Pruitt died at the age of 63 in San Antonio in 2011.