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At Hodges Taylor Gallery uptown a remarkable artist was feature with his figurative sculptures Bob Trotman is not only a sculptor he is a furniture maker and a respected artist His use of the term furniture and the human form has renamed this art form of furniture making His narrative piece of sculptures focuses an ideal form on the human figure gender race culture and the relationship between on another His style of using the human form and the term furniture makes it hard to think that it is a piece of furniture A closer looking at these brilliant sculptures you can feel the artist delicate touch and the movement of each cut Not only that the emotions that these pieces reflect absorbs into our own mind His artwork seems to speak for them selves andor even give a part of the emotion expressed Many artists from the past and some from the current influenced Bob Trotman Artist such as HC Westerman Martin Puryear Marisol Tom Otterness Anthony Gormley Robert Gober and Richard Artschwager were some of his influences As we look at Marisol The Family 1963 we can see the figurative form represented in the piece Marisol the relationship between the people represented Marisol mixed real objects with wooden blocks-carved and detail with plaster and drawing in a realist manner Fineberg 192 Trotmans pieces are formed from wood and carved to define realism He used of drawing coloringstaining is to the touch of precision to give the sense of form and life Westerman was also an influence to Trotmans work Like Westerman Trotman was more into the language of what the art is represented Trotmans White Guy is represented as a piece of furniture drawer but Trotman doesnt consider it as furniture It is a sculptor that uses furniture language to make its point The man is compartmentalized by the drawers which are placed strategically in the vicinity of the
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