WELCOME TO WILEY JENKINS SCULPTURE
Bronze Sculpture and Casting
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).
Unless otherwise specified, each bronze is a unique, one-of-a-kind work with no copies or molds made. Scroll through the gallery above to see much of my work.
If something on the website you like is no longer available, contact me regarding making another version.
I am also available for commissioned work. Please contact me to discuss what you have in mind.
I offer bronze casting as a service to other artists. From your original work I can create a bronze copy. Contact me for details and a quote.
The goal of my work is not technical perfection. A machine can do that.
I seek to create objects that elicit
an emotional response.
WORKS IN 2019
This gallery contains images of most of my pieces cast to date. If interested in purchasing, please contact me for availability and price.
PAST AND UPCOMING SHOWS
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
Old Capital Art Fair; Springfield, IL; May 18-19
Art Spectacular; Springfield, IL; September 14-15
Old Capital Art Fair; Springfield, IL; May 16-17