2021 Sculpture Artists
All of the mixed processes are completed by myself. I combine Hot Glass and Kiln cast glass pieces with fabricated bronze. Many of my connections are cold, with a variety of exotic fasteners and screws. While the processes are varied, including hammered copper and flame cut metals, each is utilized only to complete a vision. I draw each piece out extensively ahead of time and work the parts one at a time.
New Albany, Indiana
I am a fourth-generation Montanan with a background in fine arts and design, including interior design and children’s theater. Because of my background in scene and costume design, manipulating fabrics and found objects into sculptures comes second nature to me. They are each a piece of theatre and inspiration can come from anywhere. A name, a piece of fabric, or a discarded brooch can be the basis of a character.
My work strives, through the medium of bronze, glass and stainless steel, to transform the ‘boundless world of imagination’ into something tactile and expressive. An admiration for classical and contemporary artwork combined with extensive knowledge in anatomy, metal fabrication and the foundry arts (mold making, waxes, casting, welding, metal finishing and patination) allow me to physically illuminate my thoughts.
A retired sheet metal worker and welder by trade, Kevin Trobaugh saw beauty in the shapes and metals of his craft. Yearning to take the fabrication skills of his job to the next level, he found sculpture to be a rewarding outlet. He began creating both free standing and kinetic sculptures out of stainless steel and aluminum in 1991.Today his innovative and unique sculptures grace not only private homes and gardens, but also stand as focal points in several municipal parks and universities. The size and scope of his work goes from being able to hold it in your hand to monumental pieces that are set with a crane.