Bill Weaver

Bill Weaver

Bill Weaver
I cannot say in words what I communicate visually. The internal dialog that occurs while I’m working augments the process but does not explain the result. Good work stands independent of its making. To appreciate art is to be sensitive to your own responses to it. I find the imagery available in non-objective art limitless and sometimes overwhelming so early on I made the decision to set parameters within which to work.  I decided to look for  sophisticated aesthetics in simple forms and concepts. The early sculptures were all made using the same basic shape, the first shape my hands made patting around a wad of clay. It was roughly a pear shape and I made a number of pieces with it: bubblegum machines, refrigerators, bible scenes and ecological statements. There was non-objective work as well but most of the pieces had some frame of reference to real objects. Nevertheless I decided to call it non-objective folk art, because of the simple, naïve imagery, and sought to further define it and operate within its parameters. Eventually the forms evolved to a simple geometry. I also broadened the scope of materials used from ceramic to cast resin, carved wood, forged and fabricated metals, and cast metals. However forged and fabricated bronze captured my attention most. Working directly with sheet metal to create three-dimensional forms brings a raw honesty to the sculpture, and bronze that is well worked adds a rich unique quality. The work has also evolved conceptually. I still explore non-objective folk art but use it as direction rather than definition. And instead of relying on a frame of reference I now rely on depth of character in a piece to provide conceptual value. I look to communicate sophisticated aesthetics with a simple visual language that is honest and well worked. BILL WEAVER BORN: 1952, Des Moines, Iowa Currently resides in Santa Fe County, New Mexico EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE 1977 Bachelor of Arts, Metropolitan State College, Denver CO 1974-78 Apprenticeship, Edgar Britton, bronze sculptor, Littleton CO 1970-72 Apprenticeship, Ole’ Jorgenson, wood sculptor, Des Moines IA MEDIA & PUBLIC ENDORSEMENT 2015        FEATURE ARTICLE, Santa Fean magazine, June/July issue 2014        FEATURE ARTICLE, Santa Fean magazine, June/July issue 2013        FINALIST for the 2014 State of New Mexico Acclaimed Artists Series 2012        FINALIST for City of Albuquerque, NM, Public Art Program, Cherry Hills Library 2011 SOLO EXHIBITION: Littleton Museum, Littleton CO (an Affiliate of the Smithsonian           Institution) 2009 FINALIST for the 2010 State of New Mexico Acclaimed Artists Series 2007 FEATURE ARTICLE, Sculptural Pursuit magazine, Spring issue 2006 SELECTED ARTIST for the third biannual Acclaimed Artists’ Series by the Art in Public Places           Program of New Mexico 2005 ACQUISITION: “Edge & Point”, by the Littleton Museum, Littleton CO, 1% for the Arts 2002 SELECTED ARTIST for the Acclaimed Artists’ Series by the Art in Public Places Program of           New Mexico 2001 ACQUISITION by the New Mexico 1% for the Arts, 6' bronze wall relief for the Bernalillo           County Courthouse, Albuquerque NM; 1990 FEATURED ARTIST in “Colores” PBS-TV series on contemporary New Mexico artists      
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Artwork

Kite Flight
Bill Weaver

Kite Flight

forged bronze

84 x 24 x 18 in

$25,000.00

Steller Package
Bill Weaver

Steller Package

steel

9 x 31 x 9 in

$8,000.00

Lunch Bag Totem
Bill Weaver

Lunch Bag Totem

forged bronze

26 x 8 x 8 in

$7,500.00

Trap Nap
Bill Weaver

Trap Nap

forged bronze

41 x 14 x 13 in

$11,000.00

Notch Box Picket
Bill Weaver

Notch Box Picket

forged bronze

23 x 10 x 12 in

$8,000.00

X Package
Bill Weaver

X Package

forged bronze

13 x 13 x 13 in

$9,000.00

Star Bound
Bill Weaver

Star Bound

forged bronze

8 x 10 x 11 in

$6,500.00

X-Jack
Bill Weaver

X-Jack

forged bronze

20 x 20 x 13 in

$7,000.00

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