- Fine Art
Luke Heimbigner (2016)
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98 x 44 x 16 in.
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Luke Heimbigner makes cast metal sculptures using the forms of forgotten and discarded items. He was born in 1982 in Bozeman, Montana. His grandfather may have hoped to make an engineer of young Luke by bringing him old lawnmower engines to take apart and rebuild; instead, it was Luke’s artistic imagination that was sparked by the functional beauty of those machines. In 2006 he graduated from the University of Montana at Missoula with a BFA in sculpture and a minor in media arts. In 2007 he moved to Oakland, having accepted a position as metal chaser at Artworks Foundry in Berkeley. He is also a captain of the foundry pour crew, helps with mold making, and assists in the installation of finished sculptures. At Artworks he met the late Steven De Staebler and worked closely with him as an assistant in the creation of the bronze sculpture for which De Staebler is internationally famous. Alongside De Staebler, Heimbigner numbers Richard Serra and Martin Puryear among the sculptors whose work he admires.
"Collecting has always been a part of my life. This began with toys, baseball cards and music and evolved into the materials for my sculptures. The idea of reusing or repurposing an object that is overlooked or discarded interests me. The feeling of discovering something unseen ignites my creative process and propels my artwork. Therefore I scavenge, always on the lookout for materials, objects, or parts." –Luke Heimbigner