Unlike other Jim Shore Santas, this Santa Figurine with Birdhousedesigned by storytelling artist and sculptor Jim Shore and entitled "No Place Like Home for Christmas"holds the heart of nature in his hands. In his left hand St. Nick holds a painted, wooden birdhouse, and in his right, a cardinal. Crafted using a classic folk quilting and rosemaling-inspired technique, this magical, polyresin Santa figurine combines folk art styles to resemble the textures and intricacies of patchwork quilts and hand carved wood crafts. Originating in the rural valleys of Norway, rosemaling is Norwegian for "decorative painting" and is a form of decorative painting on wood that uses stylized flower ornamentation, scrollwork, lining and geometric elements, often in flowing patterns. Capture the joys of a Christmas spent amongst the beauties of nature with the rich, folk-inspired colors and textures of Jim Shore's feather-friendly Santa. A festive holiday decoration for any desktop, tabletop or console.
Inspired by nostalgia for his rural South Carolina upbringing and an abiding fascination with the intricate design of patchwork quilts, Jim Shore is a born storyteller. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him to appreciate the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots. Receiving a degree in business, not art, Jim originally supported his young family as an engineer and honed his skills as a painter and sculptor in his spare time. Now, years after starting his own business and eventually partnering with a well-known leader in collectibles, Jim continues to sculpt an ever-expanding world of charming characters. His whimsical animals and seasonal figurines recall the rich, hand carved textures of traditional folk art and tell his heartwarming, down-home tales.
• Santa With Birdhouse Table Statue by Jim Shore • St. Nick holds a birdhouse in one hand and a cardinal in the other
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