Artist Statement

James Griffin (b. 1950) creates art in many forms highly emphasized by his inspiration from nature. He designs and builds stone and wood furniture in the forms of chairs, tables, and benches for both indoor and outdoor environments, welded tree sculpture known as Detroit Bonsai, and state-of-the art gardens environments.

Jim is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, where he earned a BFA from the Crafts department. After graduation he opened Enigma Studio Detroit where he exhibits his latest designs and artwork.


Selected Exhibitions and Awards
2013 CCS Annual Student Show, Detroit, Michigan
2012 Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
1996 Merchandise Mart Gift Show, New York, New York
1993 Art in the Park, Pontiac, Michigan
1991 Sadows Art and Antique Gallery, Clarkston, Michigan


2013 BFA College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
1972-1974 Oakland Community College: Landscape Technology