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Introducing Rings: Vela and Corvus

Corbin’s Ring collection is growing! Vela and Corvus were designed to simultaneously have a larger physical footprint and also have greater visual presence, creating dynamic tension on a table surface. Vela sparkles brightly in our new finish offering for Rings in “polished bronze”. Both pieces have at least two positions to rotate for an entirely different aesthetic  Vela Edition 60...

NPR, KCUR Article

Why One Kansas City Artist Feels Most Productive In A 100-Year-Old Fire Station By JULIE DENESHA • AUG 20, 2018 Tom Corbin sculpts a bas-relief in his studio, a converted firehouse in Rosedale, Kansas. JULIE DENESHA / KCUR 89.3FM Sculptor Tom Corbin might be best known in Kansas City for the Firefighter’s Memorial sculpture and fountain on West 31st St., but more...

IN Kansas City, Editorial

Article from the inaugural issue of IN Kansas City Magazine, July 2018 At Home with the Artist Tom Corbin by PATRICIA ODELL After living in their Country Club District Mediterranean for more than 20 years, Susie and Tom Corbin looked around their almost-empty nest and thought it was time to reimagine their house in a way...

Woman in Gown Tall

Woman in Gown Tall is elegant and refined, the very definition of statuesque. The fluid S-curve of her figure in a striated gown creates a remarkable silhouette from all perspectives. The smooth skin surface is Brancusi-inspired with finely stylized facial features and a sleek bun Woman in Gown Tall Edition 60 70”H, 13”D, 13”W Bronze,...

Kay Barnes Tribute

Former Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, Kay Barnes, was honored with the dedication of Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center. Kay is Kansas City’s first female mayor and was instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Kansas City including but not limited to the Power and Light District, Sprint Center and Kauffman...

Bronze Poodles

The Poodles are here! Bodie Standing and Bodie Seated will be on display at the Holly Hunt Chicago Showroom for Neocon 2018 in contrasting black/brown and white patinas. Come visit us at the showroom on Tuesday 6/12 to see them in person. No puppy training required to enjoy these dynamic companions Bodie Standing Edition 25...

New Tall Pedestal Tables

  Inspired by the tall nonobjective Columns Tom began sculpting in 2014, Corbin’s newest table is multifunctional as either a side, dining or entry table. The reimagined Columns are mirrored in configuration with an intriguing reveal in the center Column Table Tall 29.5”H, 21” diameter Bronze, black/brown patina Stone separate (48” diameter shown) Alexandra I...

Tom Corbin on KC Live

Tom was a guest on Kansas City Live last week with hosts Michelle Davidson and Joel Nichols on KSHB 41 NBC Kansas City.  “Each week we highlight a local artist to get to know the person behind the art. Today we meet Tom Corbin, a self-taught sculptor and furniture designer from Kansas City. You’ve even...

In the Studio Now

Introducing Bodie…and his puppy sibling, Sister, the new canine muses and cuddly Corbin family members. Whether seated or standing, the new life-size Standard Poodle sculptures are full of youthful energy and perfect poodle poise. The first castings will be unveiling at Neocon 2018 The very definition of statuesque, Woman in Gown Tall, will command the...

Introducing New Bowls

Beginning with three thumbnail models, Tom envisioned “bowls” where the surface is elevated, adding height and shadow and dimension to table surfaces. Two designs were enlarged to scale and modeled with a rough texture in wax. The result is inspired and unique, both in surface quality and presence. Put something in them or not; they...

Girl on Canoe

Taken literally, Girl on Canoe depicts a young woman piloting a canoe down a river or stream while simultaneously balancing herself against the currents and rough waters that surround her.  A metaphor for life, she is literally going with the flow, testing her ability to navigate her path without the help of the paddle she...

Large-scale Rings

Corbin’s new large-scale Ring sculptures captivate from all angles. Designed on site at the foundry, the Rings were combined to achieve both physical and visual balance with a combination of ovals and circles, in a range of sizes. Shifting weight, visual movement and rich patinas make these non-objective bronze works truly distinctive and original.  The ancient Greeks had...

Tall Sculpture Releases

Pear as a Figure Tall Pared down and modern, Pear as a Figure Tall is the latest addition to Corbin’s collection of Tall Sculpture. The slight shoulder shift adds a subtle dynamism to this minimal figure. Sculpted in plaster, Tom exchanges his clay tools for hammer and chisel, achieving wholly different surface textures Pear as a Figure Tall Edition 60...

Reclining Nude II

The Female Nude is among one of the most celebrated genres in the history of art, alongside landscape, still life and portraiture. Reclining Nudes are seen in both sculpture and painting from the Renaissance to Modern and present day. Below is a sampling, including Tom Corbin’s newest limited edition sculpture, Reclining Nude II Reclining Nude II Edition...

Tom Corbin Interview

Tom Corbin was interviewed by Joel Nichols from KSHB for his late night program, Nichols at Night.  “Even in our fast-paced, digital age, there are few things better than a good conversation. That’s what Nichols@Night promises to bring you every week. Entertaining, interesting, thought-provoking talk from fascinating people. National figures passing through our town and...

New Paintings

With his two-dimensional work, Corbin enjoys exploring genres ranging from photorealism to nonobjective and everything in between. Having painted for over 15 years, Tom’s signature artistic style emerges in new ways through his painting, some congruent with his sculptural work and some in contrast. He states “Though sculpture and furniture design still dominates my work schedule, the thought...

Column Studies

Beginning as studies for Corbin’s Tall Columns, the clay maquettes remained in the studio, providing inspiration with their verticality and animated silhouettes. Tom wanted to explore the idea of tabletop designs further and in doing so, sculpted a collection of eight designs, combining geometric shapes and contoured volumes. The compilation of forms, with four different patinas, will inspire installations that are both...

Without Limits

Corbin’s newest corporate commission,”Without Limits”, pays tribute to the transformation Tom McDonnell, retired CEO of DST,  contributed to in the revitalization of downtown Kansas City through DST and beyond. This 25-foot tall sculpture installation by Tom Corbin combines three life-size figures with stainless steel frames around a central steel post. The installation is available for public viewing...

Man of Bronze

June 2016 435 Magazine City File, It’s What I Do Man of Bronze Local sculptor Tom Corbin delights in the third dimension. Words by Jan Dumay Photo by Tara Shupe His work is in 27 galleries, museums and showrooms nationally and internationally, in dozens of noteworthy public installations in the Kansas City area and elsewhere, and in several movies such as...

Last Editions

It’s always hard to say goodbye. The sculptures listed below are *FINAL* editions, just a single casting is available
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