An active photographer still (experimenting with iPhoneography), James Putnam Abbott’s creative focus has shifted to three-dimensional work, utilizing wood, stone, wire, metals, wax and a variety of found objects, creating pieces for wall display, as well as for installations. With these media mixes, Abbott continues to develop new methods of displaying the images he has captured over four decades on film and in digital formats.
Abbott holds his BA from Carleton College, his MS from City College of New York, and his JD from Cardozo Law School. He now lives in mid-coast Maine, where he has renovated a former church/meeting house in Rockland that serves as the workshop, studio and gallery in which he continues to explore the mixing of media.
Abbott began his serious exploration of image-making in the late 1980’s when he studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His photographs and his mixed media sculptures have been displayed in gallery and museum venues nationally.