Artist Statement

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The inspiration for my sculpture is based in an abiding interest in paleontology and archaeology; an exploration of how universal forms evolve and adapt. These sculptural efforts attempt to show the fluid and dynamic forms found in the natural world.

Curiosity about the universal evolution of these structures is the basis for my own artistic evolution.  There is always a search for what exists below the surface of what we see. The skin is just the cover for what lies underneath, defining the form.

Often viewed as ‘Fantasy Art,’ my sculptural development over the past 50 years has been an exploration of  archetypal forms that span across centuries and cultures. Often, archaeology, paleontology and mythology overlap.

The sculptures I build are diverse and encompass a range of richly organic forms.

It really is all about the bones.

Dennis Thompson

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