In the Studio Now

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Blog, In the Studio

Introducing unexpected new work from Tom’s studio including nonobjective Columns and a new bronze canine companion. Hope you enjoy the 2015 preview. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year from Corbin Bronze!

Columns1

Beginning with small maquettes (studies) and scaled drawings, Tom decides on overall form and proportion prior to sculpting the columns at full scale

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The three Columns will range from 85 – 95″H. Tom applies clay to the forms using a variety of tools and techniques

Columns3

Stripped down geometric forms are quite a departure from Tom’s figurative work. Their strong silhouettes will make for a dynamic play of light and shadow in a variety of installations

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Shown here in clay, the Columns look right at home in the Corbin Sculpture Garden

 

Tom was approached to create a special commemorative sculpture as a tribute for a beloved late daughter who was deeply involved with rescuing dogs. He researched canine anatomy and took multiple photos of a neighborhood dog who served as the perfect model

Gus1

The very patient and loving talent, Gus, posed perfectly for measurements and photos

Gus2

Once cast in bronze, the life-size pooch will be installed in a Kansas City hospital courtyard

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His gentle nature will provide welcome comfort for patients and visitors