A lot of our YouTube subscribers love our lead sculptor, Kent Kidwell, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to let you get to know him better!
As a child, Kent’s earliest memories of art were drawing, painting and working with clay. “Working with clay was deeply enjoyable for me,” says Kent. “It gave me the kind of spiritual retreat that I needed.”
At 17, Kent began sculpting professionally. He was hired to create sculptural replicas of ancient artifacts for museums and private collectors in Southern California. Since then, his work has been commissioned by filmmakers and wildlife organizations. In addition, his online tutorials about sculpture, design, and casting are used as a reference by thousands of art students.
The creative process continues to be deeply rewarding—and all-consuming. “When a vision becomes a tangible form, I feel real joy and excitement, followed by a renewed desire to release the next one,” says Kent. “But it’s sometimes a little shocking when eight hours go by like two.”
Kent lives with his wife and three children in the midwest mountains.
Watch this video for a behind-the-scenes look at how this sculpture was made (hint: it was a lot of work!)
You can see more of Kent’s work on our sister page, Renewing the Renaissance.
Check out Kent’s website, Sparta Bronze, to see what he’s up to with his bronze foundry!
Make friends with Kent on Facebook.