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Spending time in the wilderness provides inspiration. Truth, economy, and drama in composition are keynotes in my work. It starts with a dream or vision. Imagination, memory,  history and experience combine. Fascinated by the relationship between beauty, form and function, I build several maquettes to explore possible compositions. Sculpture is magical when it passes scrutiny from all perspectives, and seems to come to life in front of my eyes. Large exterior installations require sufficient space for walk around viewing. Smaller scale works, often have a swivel mounted in them to invite interaction with the viewer. Rotation allows interplay between perspective and light, that is comparable to the variations found in exterior installations. I enjoy exploring how rigid materials can convey fluidity of motion.

Bronze Sculptor

Tom Hjorleifson

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