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MinkiewiczStudios

Location

Boise, ID, United States

Quick Blurb

The story from the animal's point of view is what captivates me and compels my hands to shape the clay.

Interests

equines, sculpting, painting, anatomy, biomechanics, ceramics, casting, mold-making, equine behavior, evolution, writing, instruction, design, artist retreats, teaching, libraries, learning, technique, jewelry making, tile making, art glazes, animals

Skills and Techniques

I sculpt equine realism in full body, bust and bas-relief and stylized interpretations, too, when the mood strikes. Working in ceramic, oil, epoxy, glass, and PMC clays, I create my pieces through hand-building, slab rolling, stamping and slipcasting. For pigment, I cold-paint in acrylics, Swellegent, and color pencil and finish my ceramic pieces with art glazes, oxides, underglazes and overglazes. I write articles using Photoshop and InDesign, and edited the RESS e-newsletter for four years.

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Get to Know

Enamored with all things equine since my earliest memories, it was this fascination that drove me into art. Primarily self-taught through years of research, field study and discipline, my work has a distinctive style and unique perspective.

As such, my art has earned avid collectors around the world who appreciate my attention to detail, anatomical faithfulness, and immediacy of life as well as the personality, presence and anima imbued into each piece.

Working in ceramics and mixed media, I specialize in the technically demanding art form of realism. The biological structure, influence of physics, nuances of behavior, and the evolutionary underpinnings of this animal offer intriguing revelations that enrich the creative journey and the artistic narrative. Nonetheless, I also enjoy exploring the subject through stylized representations from time to time, since the equine experience also lives and breathes deep on the visceral plane.

Most of all, however, I'm intrigued by the ardor and grace that dwells within each animal, perfect and complete. Each soul has a story to tell, and I endeavor to reveal and celebrate that voice through the visual language of sculpture.

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