Tim Burns

San Francisco Art Institute, BFA, 1982, Ceramic Sculpture

Selected Group Exhibitions
Artspan, "Open Studio '96," San Francisco, CA 1996
Fan da Sickle, "Impressions of the End of Our Century," San Francisco, CA 1996
Southern Exposure Gallery, "Cyberstroika," San Francisco, CA 1996
Art Reach, San Francisco, CA 1995
Belcher Studios Gallery, "Artists' Dolls," San Francisco, CA 1994
Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College, "Faux Primitive," San Pablo, CA 1992
Auburn Arts Center, Auburn, CA 1992

Artist's Statement

Stick Figures - Lost and Found Objects

This series actually started a few years ago; while I was walking the beach at Crissy Field, I would come across sticks and roots that looked like figures to me. I started collecting them and constructing sculptures; the Root People were born. From these Root People evolved the current series, the Stick Figures. Each one is individual and has its own distinct personality. They are similar but all one-of-a-kind.

When I create them I usually start with the body and legs, then add the arms and the head. Finally, the hats and head pieces finish the figures. I keep adding to them until I feel that they are finished and I am happy with the way they look and work. A big "thank you" to Dr. Seuss for his imagination and wit, and to Alexander Calder for his circus series. Both have been a great source of inspiration and wonderment to me.

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