Since his childhood on a small farm in California’s Central Valley, James Moore’s personal trajectory has been full of twists and turns. He’s been a banker, competitive bodybuilder, stroke survivor, and even homeless, but the throughline of his life has been his art, which he’s been creating professionally for more than 30 years. He has been heavily involved in the public art arena, including a project for a Hyatt House hotel in Cupertino.
“When artists resist fully engaging in every part of their art career, they participate in industry practices that disempower (even infantilize) them … Every day, artists birth objects into the world that didn't exist before. What if we could use that creative power to positively transform how people relate to themselves and each other? ... I want to be part of a mutually supportive community—a tribe of my peers.”