KSAL Staff - May 15, 2014 7:48 pm
Artist: Kimber Fiebiger
Year completed: 2011
Description of piece:
Comfortably sits with his eyes on the book while projecting a pensive expression. He was created as a tribute to those who still get the excitement of a good book. The sculpture is perfect for libraries or schools promoting reading for people all ages. Created using bronze using lost wax method. Custom patina and acrylic painting.
I have been creating sculptures for over 30 years; to create my artwork I use the ancient art form of transforming a clay sculpture into a work of bronze, which requires skills and years of experience in several areas.
My Humpty Dumpty statues are fun, whimsical, and created in to positions that illustrate movement. Their friendly appearance and energy filled poses exemplify my ongoing interest in engaging the public into an experience that creates a tactile interaction between the viewer and the piece. All these pieces, with their humorous expressions, present a fascinating contradiction to the seriousness of bronze casting, the traditional sculpting method I use.
My inspiration comes in many forms –from friends, family, to total strangers with interesting qualities. Many times the sculptures start in my head as a specific idea but as all of my other work, they start in clay. The plasticity of clay makes the transition from idea to the final bronze figure a surprising one, where I let my hands and the material take over my mind, creating something many times unexpected.