Thursday, September 10th is opening night for the 14th Annual DIMENSIONS Sculptural Exhibit. Drop in for some refreshments and enjoy the work of 25 local sculptors including Bronze and Ceramic Artist – Sid Treml.
How long have you been creating? I work primarily with sculpting wax as the basis for bronze sculptures produced through the lost-wax casting process. Over the years I have worked extensively with other art media and techniques, including limited-edition print-making in recent years. My entry into the sculpting world began just over five years ago through the adaptation of select print designs into medallic-style relief sculpting. I have recently further adapted my design ideas in creating figurative works that incorporate modernist and contemporary style elements.
Sources of inspiration: Observation. Modernist sculptures of the early 20th century. Awareness of designs that catch my eye. Everyday-life and contemporary issues that serve as themes for series of sculptures. I record my ideas in a sketchbook or with an iPad sketching app, as a first step towards creating preliminary sketches leading to finished sculptures.
Random thoughts on my approach to art: Many of my sculptures to date are intended as studies or maquettes for future projects. My recent larger-scale sculptures are the result of geometric and design refinement of earlier works. I strive to incorporate elements of harmony, balanced disharmony and simplified geometric design to create visual impact, I have a continually evolving personal style.