Freitag, 19. Januar 2007
Sam Smith The Great Toy Maker!
In the summer I made a set of 3D fair ground/circus animals and people. Such as a tight rope walker, a trapeze artist and tiger. Someone who was so inspiring to me at this time ( and always ) is Sam Smith. He was born in 1908 in Southampton and was a son of a steam ship captain and this is clear in his work.
He is turned his hand to sculpture, toy-making, painting and was originally a draftsman.
His toys and other sculptures are beautiful! He created great characters, from devil like creatures, automata, many ships and all sorts...all carved from wood.
His tiger is better than mine for sure!
See it for yourself, please refer to .... www.sam-smith.org