Jim Felice is a painter and sculptor who explores the relationship between natural phenomena and manufactured environments. He has exhibited in more than 35 solo and group exhibitions, including The Stamford Museum and Nature Center (Stamford, CT) and Colby College (Waterville, ME).
Jim is the recipient of numerous awards, including "Award of Excellence in Sculpture" at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts (2000). He also won "Best in Sculpture" (1991) and "2nd Prize in Painting" (1994) from juried exhibitions at the Stamford Art Association.
Owner and operator of Jim Felice Auto Body since 1975, Jim applies his automotive restoration skills and materials to create his own sculptures. He has restored sculpture by Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson and Claes Oldenburg.
About the project
Not only did the graceful shape of the Steward® waterless urinal inspire artist Jim Felice, so did the Kohler history and mission. "Kohler's 100-plus-year commitment to design, the arts, the environment and its mission to contribute to gracious living really struck me," says Felice. With its modern design and ability to save up to 40,000 gallons of water per year, the Steward urinal is a perfect example of the Kohler forward-thinking philosophy. Felice embraced the unique elliptical shape of the urinal to create an eight-foot-tall portal. If you were to step through it, Felice believes you'd be on a journey to gracious living as Kohler defines it: a life filled with beauty, generosity, self-fulfillment and environmental consciousness.