Artist James Rice is the mastermind behind the spoon motorcycle internet sensation. Combining his love of motorcycles, his aching desire to build his own motorcycle, his artistic gift, his welding skills, and his ability to see the unique possibilities in everyday items, he has taken spoon art to a whole new level.
He has been written about in the Pittston Progress, as well as many websites, such as; CNN, Buzzfeed, inhabitat and The Little Things. Ripley's Believe It or Not made a cartoon of him holding "The Wasp" for their daily comic. Photos of his sculptures have gone viral on social media platforms across the planet.
In 2015, his sculpture, "The Bagger" won fourth place, and took home two People's Choice Awards, when entered into the Washington State Fair Fine Art Show.
In 2016, his sculpture, "The Mantis", took home 15 People's Choice awards when entered into the Washington State Fair Fine Art Show.
In 2017, his sculpture, "The Scorpion" took home Reserve Grand Champion and People's Choice, in the Otero County Fair Fine Arts Show.
n 2017, his sculpture, "The Mantis", took home First Place in Sculpture when entered into the New Mexico State Fair Fine Art Show.
You will often find him working out of his shop in Alamogordo, NM, surrounded by his vast inventory of stainless steel spoons.
Photos by Jeny Buckley.