I am a visual artist who creates outdoor public sculptures influenced by steel’s industrial and historical usage. I like to invoke a sense of wonder and start conversations about how steel is part of our collective history. I often get ideas and inspiration from recovered steel. I enjoy dismantling metal objects to use some of their parts in creating my abstract sculptures.
Dimetromorph is an abstract steel sculpture with claws, a shell and a large spine sail on its back. This sculpture is mostly symmetrical in composition with a strong linear quality. The front view of this sculpture gives an ancient reptilian appearance.
About Tim Cassidy
Timothy Cassidy was born in St. Paul, MN in 1967 and currently resides near New York Mills, MN. As a child and throughout his school years, art was always a favorite subject. In 1993, during his undergraduate career at the College of Associated Arts in Saint Paul, MN, he discovered his calling was sculpting materials. He was hooked on welding the first time he struck an arc to steel. His thesis project, Ultimate Violation, is a mixed media sculpture that incorporates welding, casting bronze and iron, simple forging techniques and even some wood carving. The sculpture was chosen to be displayed at the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, North Dakota, where it still resides.
The first time Cassidy exhibited at the Minnesota State Fair, in 1997, he won first place for Sculpture. In 2007 he had his second solo exhibit, reaching a personal goal to complete ten new sculptures and show them together. The exhibit included the ten sculptures of the Structure MM series and several others that were inspired by them. More about Tim.