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The biomechanical styles of Lewis Tardy’s sculptures have evolved throughout a lifetime of experiences, creating life and motion out of static scrap metals.
Born in Kalamazoo Michigan, Tardy spent his youth exploring all things mechanical while also discovering his creative passion. In 1985 while working as an assistant in a sculpture studio, the two interests fused.
The combination of found steel materials coupled with a mixture of commentaries including sexuality, levity, motion, strength and attitude result in this unique expression of Tardy’s vision. Significant inspiration comes from shapes and designs discovered within the found parts and materials, which takes shape in human and animal subjects alike. On many occasions, a single shape or part will inspire and become the building block of a whole Idea.
Lewis Tardy’s sculptures are included in corporate and private collections across many countries of the world.
‘’I am not a good man! I am not a bad man. I am not a hero. And I’m definitely not a president. And no, I’m not an officer. Do you know what I am? I am an idiot, with a box and a screwdriver. Just passing through, helping out, learning.’’
Be sure to check out Lee Binding’s amazing work on his Website too!