WELCOME TO WILEY JENKINS SCULPTURE
Bronze and Stone Sculpture
Wiley’s introduction to bronze sculpting came out due to sheer appreciation for the form. As someone who enjoys learning new things, and learning through experience, in the fall of 2014 he decided to investigate how bronze sculpting was executed. All initial instruction came from two books (Olivier Duhamel’s Bronze Casting Manual and Tuck Langland’s From Clay to Bronze: A Studio Guide to Figurative Sculpture), and he was able to cast his first two pieces in December 2014. Since then, his home foundry and workshop have taken over ½ of the family garage, leaving his car to the mercy of the elements. He has also been grateful to receive critical guidance and critique from the director of the SAA Collective, and continues to push the limits of his skills and abilities.
A video of Wiley describing his work and demonstrating the pouring of a bronze sculpture may be found on YouTube under Jenkins' Artist Interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZd6lN3uTtU).
NOTES ABOUT PICTURES, MEASUREMENTS, PRICES, AND SHIPPING
Pictures I do my best to have professional pictures taken of each piece offered here. However, some pieces have more modest pictures posted (due to COVID, newly finished, lack of time, etc.). If there is a piece for which you'd like more views please contact me.
Measurements All measurements are in inches and are height x width x depth.
Prices The prices listed here do not include any shipping and handling. These are quite dependent upon piece size, and especially weight. If interested in purchasing a piece, please contact me and I can provide the cost of shipping.
Shipping Unless specified by the purchaser, I ship all pieces by USPS and the most economical rate available. I will also insure each piece for the full purchase price.
TOWER SERIES - 2017+
This series explores construction of different types of 'towers'.
JOSHUA TREE SERIES - 2020+
For some reason the design of this series brings to mind 'Joshua tree'. Unknown if its a link to the arid tree or the album (though both are awesome).
FRACTAL SERIES - 2020+
Though not by definition a true 'fractal pattern' this is what comes to mind when assembling these pieces.
PAST AND UPCOMING SHOWS
Old Capital Art Fair; Springfield, IL; May 16-17 -- CANCELLED due to COVID
Old Capital Art Fair; Springfield, IL; May 18-19
Art Spectacular; Springfield, IL; September 14-15
Old Capital Art Fair; Springfield, IL; May 19-20
Illinois State Fair Professional Exhibition; Springfield, IL; August 9-19
---3rd place; Sculpture category---
Art Spectacular; Springfield, IL; September 8-9
Edward’s Place Fine Arts Fair; Springfield, IL; September 15-16