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Photo: “No Time to Say Hello, Goodbye”
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“No Time to Say Hello, Goodbye”

Kimber Fiebiger
Minnesota
Materials: Bronze
Sponsors:
North Mankato Port Authority
Selling Price: $18,000

Artist Statement:

Enter the trip down the terrifying, beautiful, wonderful rabbit hole.

Photo: Kimber Fiebiger

About Kimber Fiebiger

I have been creating sculptures for over 30 years; my artwork represents two distinctive sides of my personality – someone who greatly enjoys the fun times life brings us but also values and admires the human body and their spiritual side. To create my artwork I use the ancient art form of transforming a clay sculpture into a work of bronze, which requires skills and years of experience in several areas.

My statues are fun, whimsical, and created into positions that illustrate movement. Their friendly appearance and energy filled poses exemplify my ongoing interest in engaging the public into an experience that creates a tactile interaction between the viewer and the piece. All these pieces, with their humorous expressions, present a fascinating contradiction to the seriousness of bronze casting, the traditional sculpting method used by the artist.

My inspiration comes in many forms –from friends, family, to total strangers with interesting qualities. Many times the sculptures start in my head as a specific idea but as all of my other work, they start in clay. The plasticity of clay makes the transition from idea to the final bronze figure a surprising one, where I let my hands and the material take over my mind creating something many times unexpected.