Dragon's Talon Fire Poker - detail 1
Dragon's Talon Fire Poker - detail 2
Dragon's Talon Fire Poker
A Simple Curve in Time and Space #1
Green Mariner's Dream
kiln cast glass, 2.5x4.75x4.75"
Mariner's Dream in Bronze, 1/12
Tidal Suite #5, 1/10
Tidal Suite #6, 1/10
silvered bronze, 14x11x1.5"
Tidal Suite #1, 1/10
Bundle (Driftwood Beaver Chews), 1/5
Twins (Driftwood Beaver Chews), 1/5
Castine Side Table
cast polished bronze, 24x11x14.5"
Three Junes, 3/5
Reconfigured - Reconsidered - Recycled Series
J.T. Gibson studied sculpture at Pratt Institute in the late seventies and learned the craft of fine art metal casting at the Johnson Atelier, a premier bronze art foundry. Thereafter, he founded Gibson Design, specializing in custom bronze metal work and his own furniture designs, and apprenticed with Neil Selkirk Photography in NYC. He has maintained his practice as a contemporary artist and sculptor, exhibiting in museums and galleries.
"I am a contemporary sculptor who investigates cultural artifacts to construct work that inhabits the gray area between abstraction and purpose. My sculptures reference the figure, implements and machines, and thus have a familiar yet unidentifiable presence, evoking perhaps some ancient, hard-wired memory. They are self-sufficient objects that rely on the singular form, without adornment, to convey their power. I am engaged with a pared-down aesthetic, composing a language of symbols and narratives that derive from and reflect on the nature of human enterprise. Great beauty compels me, but also the processes of decay - the continuous recycling of birth, life and death."