Sculptor Steve Tobin, who has been referred to by art critics as a visual philosopher, is based in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from Tulane University and has worked in various media throughout his career. His vast repertoire includes works in glass, clay, bronze, and steel. Tobin’s work often explores natural forms, and the artist cites nature as his earliest influence, one that continues to inform his work. Mr. Tobin is known for turning aspects of nature into sculpture.
His work has been shown internationally at venues including the American Museum of Natural History; the Page Museum/La Brea Tar Pits and Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; Carpe Diem Gallery, Paris; Retretti Art Center, Finland; Gallery 10, NYC; and Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia.SteveTobin2-web
His work is also in the permanent collections of the American Craft Museum; Philadelphia Museum of Art; American Glass Museum; and Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Switzerland.
In 2007, a Tobin Steelroots creation was among the 40 sculptures chosen for the City of New York’s “40 Years of Art in the Parks” retrospective, gracing the entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
Tobin’s Steelroots are an evolution of his signature bronze Walking Roots series, which culminated in the first and only 9/11 memorial near Ground Zero. The massive bronze sculpture, Trinity Root, is cast from the “tree that saved St. Paul’s Chapel” during the World Trade Center attack. “The function for me of roots is to show the power of the unseen,” Tobin told The New York Times. “And on 9/11, we found out about the power of all our unseen connections, the things that nurture us that are hidden below the surface.”