Artist Statement & Brief Bio
My goal is to capture movement, emotion and intimacy through textured surfaces and torso angles. Shadows and surface treatment create dynamic energy in each piece. I strive to present the boldness of the figure and pose - front and center in every sculptural effort.
I have recently been inspired by the strength, balance, and contemplation of yoga poses: No ornamentation, only coiled energy while maintaining meditative stillness. My influences are some of the great 20th century figurative artists, particularly Sir Jacob Epstein's powerful portrait sculptures using dappled surfaces to create depth of shadow, movement and expression.
Bill began his passion for sculpture in the mid 1970s while in college, and participated in a number of sculpture groups in the Boston area over many years. Bill was a founding member of the Concord Sculpture Collaborative in 2003, and is a member of the New England Sculptors Association. He recently relocated to the Berkshires in Great Barrington, MA.
Bill was selected as one of twenty artists for the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition for Moment at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA in 2017, where he was voted the People's Choice Sculpture Winner, and where he continues to exhibit. Also in 2017, Bill's sculpture Focus was selected by the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY for an exhibition titled Influence and Inspirations.
Bill won Best in Show - Fine Arts Category at the 2015 Marblehead Arts Association Art Show, Marblehead, MA for My View. In addition, Bill was awarded Honorable Mention at a DeCordova Museum Student Art Show, Lincoln, MA for Release, and exhibited Grace at the Leci Gallery in Concord, MA.
Bill has maintained a successful career in the elderly housing field, including the development, ownership and operation of an award winning assisted living community. Bill Casper graduated from Brandeis University and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In his leisure time, in addition to sculpture, Bill enjoys many outdoor activities in the Berkshires.