James Negley's avatar James Negley

The oil painting "Kiva," by James Negley, takes its inspiration from the Anasazi cave dwellers from the south west. The forms and shapes of their buildings have fascinated James from a young age and permeates his present work. The round kiva structure found in their cliff cities were spiritual and sacred meeting places, and the sense of home and structure in that time continues into today's communities. Even with the presence of the Internet and digital media, the need for a physical location where people can meet and connect is ever important. James Negley is an oil painter and ceramic sculptor residing in North Aurora, a western-suburb of Chicago. A former resident of the Grand Haven area, he is pleased to present his latest work in Grand Rapids. You may find more information at his web site,

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 26 inches