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Kirk McGuire Master bronze sculptor & mold makerSelected artist profile information for this contemporary American Sculptor
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About Kirk McGuireKirk McGuire is a born artist with a lifelong curiosity for nature and wildlife. His signature trait of capturing movement and detail is from his intense love, curiosity and study of each species.
Exhibition History of Kirk McGuireKirk has been creating bronzes since 1987 and has been a lifelong artist since the early age of four. He is Internationally collected and has been creating, showing and selling his work for over thirty two years professionally.
Biography / CV of Kirk McGuireBiography Kirk is a born an artist with a lifelong curiosity for nature. His signature trait of capturing movement and detail is from his intense love, curiosity and study of each species. Each sculpture is made of `hot cast` bronze, using the ancient `lost wax` casting method. Making heavy stationary object`s appear `light as air` is another of his stand out traits. In 1984 Kirk began a nine year apprenticeship at the Monterey Sculpture Center. Perfected his bronze technique from experience and creation. Kirk McGuire is a master sculptor and the following bronze sculptures are examples of his exquisite talent. The elegance of his bronze work is prominent in all his creations, each a true piece of fine art in a limited edition. The eye-catching detail will dazzle anyone fortunate enough to display one of his lovely creations. In his 32 year sculpting career, he has created more than 1,500 unique bronze sculptures, which have been collected and displayed around the world. His work has been sold to high-end art galleries, collectors, featured in magazines and on television, and he’s been commissioned by the Malaysian Princess of Johor Bahru, more recently Kirk`s `Legend` table was the centerpiece with Triton Submarines during the 2016 Explorers Club, 112th Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Triton Submarines LLC has become one of his latest collectors. Triton filmed a giant squid from a Triton sub for the first time in History which was the Discovery Channel feature `Curiosity`. After some travel around the world, Kirk has now settled in San Francisco, where he is creating a completely new collection of bronze sculpture and functional bronze tables. All of his work is either one-of-a-kind commissions or created as a limited edition. While Kirk’s work has been sold almost exclusively through galleries in the past, he’s now offering his work only directly to his collectors from this website, Etsy.com, or various other places online and abroad. Kirk continues to sell his existing line, or do commissioned work around the world.
Artist Statement of Kirk McGuireFrom The Artist "I have always been obsessed with nature and the variety of amazing wildlife. It is my inspiration! Iam fascinated in particular by the unusual and unique species. I am also inspired by the bronze age of man. I sculpt in a way that shows an emphasis on balance, harmony, movement and rhythm giving my creations a `organic` feeling. Every living thing has beauty and I try to show this. Please respect our planet, respect mother earth."
Awards and Prizes of Kirk McGuireArt Society Inductions The Society of Animal Artist, CO - Associate member - By jury American Society of Marine Artist, Smithfield, VA - Member National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Member The National Sculpture Society, New York - Associate member - By jury Ocean Artist Society, Irvine, CA - Elected Member Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco - Member
Acquisitions / Collections of work by Kirk McGuireHis work has been sold to high-end art galleries, collectors, featured in magazines and on television, and he’s been commissioned by the Malaysian Princess of Johor Bahru, more recently Kirk`s `Legend` table was the centerpiece with Triton Submarines during the 2016 Explorers Club, 112th Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Triton Submarines LLC has become one of his latest collectors. Triton filmed a giant squid from a Triton sub for the first time in History which was the Discovery Channel feature `Curiosity`
Reviews of work by Kirk McGuireGQ Magazine (British) California Diver Magazine Dr. Steve O`Shea Known for his research on the giant squid. Appearing on the Discovery Channel, and various other networks. "You take bronze to a new dimension; your work is truly sensational!" Documentaries: Discovery Channel, BBC, SF/4, National Geographic, Japan Broadcasting Corp. Dr. Steve O`Shea Scott Cassell Known explorer, underwater film maker. Pictured with a Humboldt Squid. Appearing on the Discovery Channel, and various other networks. "You are a gifted artist with an eye for reality and proper morphology." Documentaries: Disney Channel, BBC, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Space Channel, Spike TV, MTV (Wildboyz). World record for longest distance traveled by a diver. Undersea Voyager Project Jim Harris Piloted Triton 3300/3 sub that filmed world`s first giant squid. "I love your sculptures! Especially the Giant Squid! I am the pilot who drove the Triton submersible for Dr. Kubodera and Magic Man Sugita on our dive where we filmed the Giant Squid off Chi Chi Jima, Japan. I also had the pleasure to pilot dives on that trip for Dr. Steve O`Shea and Dr. Edie Widder. It was a good trip. When I saw your sculpture of the Giant Squid I said "that guy has got it!" Now....how am I gonna add one to my G-Squid collection? Keep up the good work." Documentaries: Discovery Channel show `Curiosity`. Known for piloting a Triton Submarine to 3000 feet to find a giant squid! Shown on the Discovery Channel show Curiosity, the world got its first look at one of the most elusive and mysterious creatures on the planet the giant squid. Jim shown here with scale model of the triton sub, and Kirk McGuire`s `Legend` table. Houzz features an online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscaping design and home improvement. Photos, articles and product recommendations. Houzz recommends Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture. Triton Submarines LLC Triton Submarines LLC filmed a giant squid for the first time in History. "Triton Submarines is now the proud owner of a `Legend` table by Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture. This magnificent sculpture really captures the beauty of one of nature`s most elusive creatures." Tom Jackson Marine Biologist "I have seen live leafy sea dragons. Anyone that can make... something so lithe, and feathery made out of metal is the work of a magician - not an artist. The balance (standing) is also stable despite such a high center of gravity.... There is great perception and science behind Kirk`s art - truly amazing." Tom is a 30 year career marine biologist, research diver and has been lucky enough to have his hands on a number of rare marine species including a giant squid (Architeuthis sp) in 1994, and a translucent blanket octopus (Tremoctopus gelatus) in 2008. Also a collector of Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculpture.
Public Works of Kirk McGuireLocations Kirk McGuire Bronze Sculptures have been shown or sold Carmel, CA., Aspen, CO., Boca Raton, FL., Sonoma, CA., Monterey, CA., Captiva Islands., FL. Pacific Grove, CA., Sanibel, Islands, FL., Melbourne, Australia., Le Selva Beach, CA., Santa Cruz, CA., Key West, FL., Soquel, CA., Boston, MA., Las Vegas, NV., Caesars Tahoe, NV., Capitola, CA., Maui, HI., Kauai, HI., Cambria, CA., St. John Virgin Islands, San Diego, CA., Turks and Caicos Islands, Palm Desert, CA., St George Parish, Bermuda, Sausalito, CA., Shaw Centre, Singapore, Manhattan, NY., San Francisco, CA., Paris, France, County Clare, Ireland, Hong Kong, Milan, Florence, Italy, Germany, S. Korea, Juneau Alaska, Monaco Yacht Show, France, Higher Penhalt Farm - North Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Queensland, Australia, The 112th Explorers Club Annual Dinner - Waldorf Astoria, New York.
Qualifications / Education of Kirk McGuire1984 Kirk began a nine year apprenticeship at the Monterey Sculpture Center.He has been creating bronze sculpture for over 32 years as a professional artist. He was noticeably artistic at the early age of four and has dedicated his life to art and nature since that age.
Publications / Media / Bibliography of Kirk McGuireEight Arms of Inspiration Project (Book) 2014 `Legend` Giant squid sculpture by Kirk McGuire. Featured in GQ Magazine (British) Decoration Innovation section. 2014 `Legend` Giant squid sculpture by Kirk McGuire. Featured in GQ Magazine (British) Decoration Innovation section. 2015 Featured on seven pages in: Tied in a Bow Magazine `Luxury meets fashion`
Influences / Inspiration of Kirk McGuireMother, Father, Teachers, Artist, Nature, Rembrandt Bugatti, Loet Vanderveen, Jacque Cousteau, World travel, Oceans, marine life especially the unique and unusual species.
Price Range of WorkKirk McGuire's work has a price range from £1,917 to £13,263
large commissioned work into the millions
Mediums utilisedKirk McGuire's work is found in the following materials:
Artwork CategorisedKirk McGuire's work is found in the following categories on site:
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed (15)
Sea Fish Sculptures (10)
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture (6)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (6)
Octopus, Cuttle Fish, Squid, Pearly Nautilus Amonite (5)
Other Aquatic Creatures Seahorse Star Fish Jellyfish Sea Urchins Sculptures Statues (4)
Shoal of Fish Pod of Dolphins Whales Porpoises Sculptures Statues (4)
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette (4)
Small Game fish like Trout Salmon Grayling and Other Angling Fish (3)
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues (3)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (3)
Australian and New Zealand Wild Life (3)
Hyperrealistic Sculptures (3)
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures (3)
Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises, Seals, Sculptures (3)
Abstract Fish Sculptures (2)
Architectural Sculptures (2)
Sharks Rays Devil Fish Dogfish Sculptures Statues (2)
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings (2)
Prehistoric Monsters Sculptures and Mthical Monsters like Dragons and Hypogriphs (2)
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures
Small Animal Sculptures
Ceiling Mounted Hung or Suspended sculpture
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Sign of the Zodiac
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled Sculptures Statues statuettes
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