James L. ACORD The Transmutation of James L. Acord 10/19/44 ~ 1/9/2011 Artist James L. Acord, 66, passed away 1/9. Public memorial on Sat. 3/12, at the New Orleans restaurant in Seattle. Jim was once an altar boy, a cowboy, a farm hand, a master stone carver, and an artist in residence at Imperial College London. He was the only individual granted a nuclear materials license. His art works include the Monstrance for a Grey Horse and reliquaries related to his desire to sculpt transmuted nuclear materials. He is survived by a surrogate family of friends. www.jameslacord.com. 'Those who desired only for wealth would always fail.The true alchemists knew that the real lead was in their own hearts and only through purity of motivation could they transform that lead into gold.' - JLA
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Published in The Seattle Times on March 6, 2011