In Sherry Tipton`s sculpture, line is everything. By this I mean the profile the form creates when viewed from the combination of any point on the compass and any elevation. As a viewer moves around the sculpture, the line constantly changes and must work with the overall composition and meaning.

In my sculpture, line is everything. By this I mean the profile the form creates when viewed from the combination of any point on the compass and any elevation. As a viewer moves around the sculpture, the line constantly changes and must work with the overall composition and meaning. The line has energy from it`s context in the figure. For example, in my sculpture ” Torso ” the side profile forms a strong “S” line that speaks to the strength and unwinding energy of the female figure. That one line expresses the core meaning of the sculpture.
Then, within the framework of the line, I carve the subtle forms and many fine details that make the sculpture personal, that make it my work. I do not generalize the human form but take the time to continue this concept of line deep into the sculpture. So there is a concert of lines, from the outer, most general to the inner, most fine. This is how I reflect and celebrate the human figure.

In this high-speed, instant-gratification world it`s hard to think of a more anachronistic art form than stonecarving. People ask me why I do it. The answer is simple, I do this out of love. Love for the material, the process and the human form.

Sculptures by sherry tipton

Credentials

Biography

At first glance the similarities between being a classical musician and a stone sculptor might not be obvious. But consider the discipline of mastering technique- the many hours spent repeating scales, arpeggios or etudes, and that of learning to hold a chisel at the correct angle. Both involve a great deal of highly focused learning to create sublime works of art.

Primarily a classical pianist and bassoonist for most of her life, Sherry Tipton has also enjoyed a successful career in pastel portraiture and figure drawing. Foremost in her work is the expression of universal feelings and emotions to which we can all relate and which are most beautifully expressed in the figure.

Sherry Tipton began carving stone in 2004 at Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico and soon began restructuring her life to embrace stone sculpture full time. Since then, stone carving has become her main focus.

In 2009, Sherry Tipton began exhibiting her stone sculpture in shows and galleries in Colorado, New Mexico, and New York City. She also received her first commission at this time.

Public Works

Commission for Boulder Nurse Midwives

Symposiums
2015-Symposium-Third Annual Greek Marble Initiative, Agios Antonios Greece, Summer 2014-Symposium-Second Annual Greek Marble Initiative, May-August 2014 2013-Symposium-First Annual Greek Marble Initiative, September 2013 Third Annual International Sculpture Colony, Denizli, Turkey, June, July 2013 2012-2nd Annual International Sculpture Colony, June 2012 2011-First Annual International Sculpture Colony, June - July

Categories

This artists work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved or Carving sculpture Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue Nudes, Female Sculptures Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary Anatomical Sculptures of parts of the human body Human Figurative Sculptures Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures White Sculpture Statues statuettes Abstract Woman Female Lady Girl sculpture statue African Art Sculpture Statuary Emerging Form or Face or Feature sculpture statue statuette for sale Serene Contemplative Calm Female Woman sculpture Small/Little Figurative sculpture/statuette/ statuary/ornament/figurine Carved Stone Marble Slate Granite Garden Yard Park sculpture for Outside Outdoors Classical Style Sculptures and statues Nude Garden Yard Outdoor Outside sculptures statues Sensual sculptures or statues Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculptures Interior Indoors Inside Sculpture Human Form: Abstract Sculptures Sensuous Sexy Erotic (Nude Naked Girls Females Women Ladies) Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures Male Men Youths Masculine statues sculptures statuettes figurines Nude sculpture statue statuette Figurine Ornament Torsos Sculptures or Chests Nudes/ Male Sculpture Realistic Representational Sculpture Happiness/Joy/Exuberance/Wild Pleasure sculpture Love Affection Adoration Passion sculpture statues statuettes Busts and Heads Sculptures Peace sculptures or statues or statuettes Restful Sleeping Dozing Day Dreaming sculpture statue