Senior Gardener Jim Davis can be considered the artist-in-residence at South Plant. If you stop into the lunchroom in the Annex Building you’ll see his unique and interesting contour drawings hanging on the wall. While Jim finds inspiration in dramatic subjects like Seattle Seahawks players, most of his drawings installed at South Plant are of his coworkers.
“There’s something about an ordinary person doing an ordinary thing that is inspiring to me,” he says.
Jim has been an artist ever since his third grade teacher complimented one of his pictures. He’s been drawing ever since, but it wasn’t until he spent some time studying architecture that he chose his preferred style of contour drawing.
Cover photo: Each of Jim Davis’ drawings can take anywhere between 20 and 30 hours to complete, and some have even taken 50 hours.
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