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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO


 May 13 – July 16

Tim Cherry: Hewn From Nature

 Sponsored by Dr. Lance and Sharon Beshore

Tim Cherry, Wildlife Sculptor

“I started over 26 years ago on a path to discover my expression in art as it is related to my first love, wildlife, I continue that journey every day. My work depicts wildlife through the simplest lines, shapes and designs that I can create without losing representation, gesture or attitude.

I push the limits of anatomical accuracies in order to emphasize a stronger design, finding myself interpreting representational shapes and pushing them to boundaries of near abstraction.

I cast primarily in bronze, but feel my simplest and sometimes strongest designs are achieved when I am sculpting for high polish stainless steel and carving stone. My lines and shapes are kept to a minimum in order to draw in the viewer, causing them to become more involved in the interpretation of my work. I find this connection to be very inspiring.

I am constantly humbled by the awesome affects that are created in nature and the creatures that I observe there on a daily basis. I find an unlimited supply of ideas within the natural world. I continue to explore those inspirations through my art every day.

I hope to create the best possible sculpture that I can by building strong designs through

shape, line, texture and color. Always pushing my artistic boundaries to achieve what has not been done before, reaching out and experimenting with new designs and gestures. Creating sculptures that are well orchestrated, balanced, emotionally interesting, stimulating and lyrical.”

Tim Cherry

 Tim Cherry has exhibited artwork in nationally known galleries, shows and exhibitions across the United States and in Canada, winning many prestigious awards. He has placed many monumental sculptures, indoors and out they can be found in private, public and corporate collections. Tim was born in Calgary, Alberta – Canada and raised in Nelson and Prince George, British Columbia. For 26 years, Tim has resided in Branson, Missouri with his wife Linda, daughter Amber and studio mate Tikka the giant schnauzer.

Tim Cherry: Hewn from Nature is sponsored by Dr. Lance and Sharon Beshore with additional support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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