I have always loved to create. I find sculpting very fulfilling and an escape from the stresses of everyday life. Although I started sculpting for personal satisfaction, I have come to find it very rewarding when one of my creations brings joy to another. My goals now include producing work that is uplifting as well as beautiful.
I appreciate the permanent nature of bronze. Capturing a moment in time and motion in a stationary form is a challenge that I find appealing. I also enjoy the patina process; it is an important aspect of my work. The patina must have depth, beauty and enhance the form.
I work most often in a style that allows me to blend my love of nature and God’s creations with my own freestyle abstract visions. I try to capture the essence of my subjects rather than duplicating the details. To me a successful piece keeps your eye moving and exploring the artwork. It produces positive emotions and has a feeling of movement. I see my hummingbird hovering in it’s floral surroundings as I look at it. If I can do that with my art, then I feel I have been successful.
Blaine currently lives in Springville, Utah with his wife and together they are enjoying seeing their 6 children and 6 grandchildren grow up. He is working as an artisan at Baer Bronze Fine Art Foundry in Springville. You can click on the foundry's logo to learn more about it and the artists that work there.
Blaine Black Sculpture