Darwin Wolf, Sioux Falls, SD
Main St & 1st Ave S. (N.E.)
Media: Bronze Sale Price: $13,700
Finding any one sculpture to be typical of Darwin Wolf’s style isn’t likely but you will see influences by Calder, Rodin, Michelangelo and Magritte. Darwin uses a variety of subject matter drawn from many interests but his passion is the historical human figure. He sculpts by inspiration and will move from realistic portrayal to conceptual expression, from stop action bronze to a quick anatomy study. As a result he is an extremely versatile artist who can satisfy a wide variety of criteria for commissions and public art.
It was Darwin’s intensive study of the Italian Renaissance that brought him back to his faith. Since the vast majority of the art of that period was inspired by scripture, Wolf couldn’t ignore what he was trying to rebel against. He also saw that art and spirituality are similar in that they convey “otherness”, something other than what is tangible.