is truly a master sculptor. His work here in the Key West Historic
Memorial Sculpture Garden speaks highly of his talent. He is also
a painter, water colorist, singer, and actor.
For over 15 years James has been creating in clay or wax and castings
his pieces into bronze, stainless steel, or polyester resins,
and formed copper. His much-touted work ranges from classical
figurative and abstracted modern. The hallmark of his creations
is meticulous craftsmanship and emotional content. He makes his
own molds and creates his own patinas. In recent years, Mr. Mastin
has begun to include multiple media into his work incorporating
lighting, video displays, and kinetic elements relying upon bost
mechanized and gravitational forces. The scale of his work ranges
from indoor work only several incles high to public sculpture
over 30 feet tall.
Mr. Mastin's many other accomplishments include the Loyalist memorial
Sculpture Garden in our Sister City of Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
commissioned by the New Plymouth Historical Society; the Ship Foundation
at Pelican Key Casino and Resort, St. Maarten; Hanukiah in Miami,
Florida; and St. Francis Xavier commissioned by the Catholic Church.
As a person, James is unassuming and modest. As a sculpture he
is a genius. He make his home in Miami, Florida, with his wife
and three children.
"My goal as an artist is to communicate
my sense of awe and wonder in the contemplation of the infinite
human potential for creative expression, the unending attempt to
balance the thirst for change against the fear of change."