Figurative & Landscape Sculpture

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I am best known for my bronze sculptures of animals, namely thoroughbred horses, birds and dogs.  One notable critic on encountering my very first bronze sculpture Point to Point at Saratoga in 1981 opined that I could turn out to be "The Remington of the Racetrack."

 

My bronze sculptures may be found in numerous museum, private, corporate and public collections throughout the World as well as on permanent public display in Washington DC, New York NY, Annapolis MD, and Birmingham and Montgomery, Al.  My studio is located in Naples, Florida where my works in progress may be seen by scheduling an appointment.  Commissions for new work, either figurative or abstract, are welcomed.   

My most recent major representational sculpture was a 2016 bronze of three life-size St Bernard dogs for the new College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. 

An artist must follow what inspires them. In my life, I have found that inspiration is best found around places and animals of extraordinary and evocative beauty. In recognizing beauty where it is to be found, my own understanding expanded and my capacity to convey only increased. Horses and other animals of remarkable strength and grace reflect controlled, natural, flawed function. Mechanisms of intricate design, like clocks, introduce a purposed creativity and a meaning to the perpetual, paced transitions; devices that cannot account for anything but what a human creates for it. In line with these appreciations, however, is a prolonged and unyielding love for the one of the most ubiquitous yet unique forms of expression; the portrayal of the horizon, wherever it may be found. 

Few can deny the tremendously evocative nature of a horizon, and fewer still could justify it. It is so much at once, to so many; a reminder of inevitable transition, or a confirmation of some greater cosmic machination. Indeed, it is enough that some should find it pretty.

 

To an artist, however, someone trained to create and look beyond what the eye immediately dictates, it is a veritable goldmine of ideas, thoughts, grandiose opportunities and diverse introspections.

 

Around the world, horizons take a different shape, a different shade, a different tone. High atop the cliffs of the Grand Canyon, radiant orange light, washing across the landscape with the setting sun, warms the ancient stone pillars for the last time in the day. Yet in the Antarctic, that same comforting salutation is marred by the looming, ongoing night; the sun, in these parts, will not return for months on end.

Landscape sculptures and figurative sculptures feature different challenges in their creation. What is figurative sculpture? Essentially, anything that inspires the work. Figurative sculptures are representative of something concrete, and generally extant. Animals and such are my favorite sources for bronze sculpture work. 

Landscape Art

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Landscape sculpture, on the other hand, is precisely what it sounds like; art that is based on, or perhaps  placed upon a given or perceived  landscape. Natural inspiration has served as an obvious catalyst for many volumes of sculpture figures; painters of the middle ages would record starry nights before sunny days, and even cavemen of millenia past reflected their environments with crude drawings and carvings, often upon that very same environment itself, allowing us an insight to the unrefined and yet thoughtful minds of long ago.

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In more recent times, sculpting in particular has served as an exceptional means of not only reflecting landscapes, but enhancing and beautifying them. Fountains, grass sculptures and figure sculptures are common sights in yards and gardens, and on larger scales, enormous bronze or stone sculpting can be found at entrances to national museums and other places of prominence. Be they subtle additions or part of an open lawn decoration, sculpture influences and enhances vistas far and wide. 

 

Over the years I’ve created a variety of bas-relief and stand alone sculptures that embody evocative landscapes and figures, all of which would be at home within the home or in many cases in an idyllic garden setting.  

Today massive figurative and abstract sculptures in bronze, steel, and stone add majesty to treasure urban and rural landscapes alike.

Pam Foss Figurative & Landscape Art Gallery

 

Have a great time looking through my Gallery, you can click on the art to learn more about it and to see if the sculptures are available for purchase. 

To purchase my abstract sculptures, you can give us a call or you can fill out this form and we will be in contact with you. 

To make it even easier to purchase a Pam Foss Sculpture, while you are viewing the art closer in full view there is a link below the description to direct you to a purchase form or our phone number. 

We ship all of Pam Foss Sculptures from Florida to anywhere in the world. 

Darwin
Darwin

A surrealist bas-relief sculpture of an Angler fish by Pam Foss. Media: polystyrene, acrylic, glass, metal, clay.

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Blackbirds Rising
Blackbirds Rising

Bas relief of a flock of blackbirds demonstrating an aerial ballet over the Delmarva in late Autumn. Handmade paper, cut paper and acrylic. 48" high by 100" wide by 4" deep. SOLD

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Midday at the Wheatfield 3-d tribute to Van Gogh
Midday at the Wheatfield 3-d tribute to Van Gogh

A cut, layered and thermally imaged bas-relief inspired by a Vincent Van Gogh painting. Media: Styrofoam & acrylic on board. Size: 24" high by 48" wide by 2" deep. Available, call for pricing.

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Blinkers On
Blinkers On

Bronze sculpture of a thoroughbred horse with blinkers on. Collection: Kentucky Derby Museum. One sculpture from edition is currently available, call for pricing.

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The Courtship
The Courtship

The Courtship is a bronze of a pair of Great Blue Herons taking flight. Size: 12' high by 5' wide. Collection: Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD

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Lord Baltimore
Lord Baltimore

Bas-Relief of a Raven surveying his domain. Handmade cast paper, polystyrene, and acrylic. 48" high by 48" wide, by 4" deep. Available.

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Vineyard Moon
Vineyard Moon

"Vineyard Moon is a bas-relief sculpture depicting a moon rising over a Chesapeake Bay vineyard. Media: Cut, layered and thermally textured Styrofoam and acrylic on board. Size: 24" high by 48" wide by 3" deep. Available, call for pricing.

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About Time
About Time

"About Time" is an assemblage addressing the disappearance of mechanical time. Polystyrene and acrylic: 60" in diameter by 5" deep. SOLD

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Three Saints at Ohio State
Three Saints at Ohio State

Bronze sculpture of three, life size Saint Bernard's at OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine. Collection, Ohio State University

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To purchase my abstract sculptures, you can give us a call or you can fill out this form and we will be in contact with you. 

To make it even easier to purchase a Pam Foss Sculpture, while you are viewing the art closer in full view there is a link below the description to direct you to a purchase form or our phone number. 

We ship all of Pam Foss Sculptures from Florida to anywhere in the world.