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Wesley Touchstone

Wesley Touchstone

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    Wesley Touchstone grew up, watching in wonder as his dad formed clay into new wildlife sculptures. Inspired, as a young boy by his dad’s art, he produced his first sculpture, a crude little cougar in clay. Then as he grew, so did his art. By his mid-teens, he was sculpting foam and clay for the family business and continued in this area for over 15 years.

    Personal tragedy deeply influenced his art and its development. In 1989, the loss of his son set in motion artistic changes. Sculpture as self-therapy brought about several new pieces including his first portrait bust “Matthew”. Soon after this he produced a bust of his dad, which is currently on display as a memorial at Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum.

    In 2007, he began producing large statuary style props while working with the local film industry, and Marti Gras Krewes. The range of his work has grown to include, carving marble in bas relief style, and some limited works in wood. These experiences, working with different media, and clientele, has brought a renewed confidence to take on even bigger and bolder challenges as his journey thru life and art continue!

    Each new sculpture brings fresh opportunities to see the beauty all around, and to try and put some of it in his art. He especially enjoys natural forms and shapes, whether it’s the flowing mane of a lion, the curve of a woman, or the graceful meanderings of a growing plant.
    He works in various media, as well as offering services in design, scale models, molding & casting, three-dimensional scenery & props, etc.
  • Resume

    Shreveport Regional Arts Council - Critical Mass 6 Group Show 2018
    Bossier Arts Council, Juried show "Human Beings & Being Human" - "Harmony" & "The Kiss" 2017
    NTA Annual Competition - Sculpting & Original Art (Bronzes, Castings) - "Amber" – 3rd in category 2011
    Krewe of Centaur and Krewe of Atlas - Various Float centerpieces 2011 - 1015
    NTA Annual Competition - Sculpting & Original Art (Bronzes, Castings) - "Tail-Lite" – 2nd in category 2008
    Film Prop for movie "Tekken" - 11 ft tall "Buddha head" in EPS 2008
    Film Prop for movie "Tekken" - 2 – 11 ft tall "Greek maidens" reproduced in EPS 2008
    Film Prop for movie "Year One" - the Bull 2007
    Currently on display at Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum - Bust of Sam Touchstone 2003
    Currently on display at Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum - "T-Rex" 1992
    Currently on display at Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum - "Triceratops Egg" 1991

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