Don Rambadt

Hometown: Milwaulkee, WI

“I sculpt because I enjoy the challenge of manipulating space, I choose birds as my subject matter because they fascinate me to no end.” Using birds as a point of departure, Don explores the relationship of positive and negative space and manipulates this interplay in mixed metals to give the impression of life and movement. His work, although somewhat abstract, is based on anatomical accuracy, “I feel you should have an intimate understanding of your subject matter before you attempt to abstract it. This allows you to select which characteristics to emphasize, or de-emphasize.”

Title of Image 1: Belted Kingfisher (detail)

Medium: Welded Bronze / Stainless Steel / Copper
Dimensions: 40″ x 18″ x 12″

Title of Image 2: Western Blues

Medium: Welded Bronze / Silver / Copper
Dimensions: 24″ x 24″ x 18″

Title of Image 3: Slow Rise

Medium: Welded Bronze
Dimensions: 42″ x 70″ x 12″