William Cullen Bryant Homestead, 207 Bryant Road, Cummington, MA, 413-296-0389
James Kitchen has been welding scrap metal for fifteen years at his home and studio in Chesterfield, Massachusetts. He continues to gain recognition in the world of fine arts and is eager for the day when he will be able to create his intriguing sculptures on a full time basis. In his large workshop behind his house, he spends his free time creating sculptures crafted from recycled objects made of iron and steel. “Old rusted tools and farm equipment are favorites of mine”, said Kitchen.
Kitchen shows a great passion for his art. Working a full time job of 50-70 hours a week, he spends the remainder of his free time welding in his unheated workshop. His art stems from an enthusiasm for history and a devotion to his local community. “I feel part historian and part archeologist, creating new life,” says Kitchen.