Gerald Balciar2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
About the Artist
Gerald Balciar's art is noted for its readily identifiable style, which is grounded in an in-depth knowledge of animals. For reference, he works from his extensive library of wildlife photos, magazine clippings, books, and numerous study casts and measurements. He uses live models as an invaluable aid in his sculptures, and he receives excellent cooperation from zoologists and wildlife organizations. He is involved in the creative process of bronze making from beginning to end. He works the sculpture in wax or clay, then personally makes his own molds and chases his own waxes. While creating an 18-foot bronze elk in 1982, he devised a point-up system that revolutionized the traditional enlargement process. He resides with his wife, Bonnie, in Parker, Colorado.
What artist inspires you? Why?
My inspiration does not come from other artists, it comes from nature. I have admired the work of Hank Ketcham because of the expressions he could capture with so few strokes of his pencil.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Generally, my ideas come from something I've seen in nature or wildlife shows on TV or my imagination.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
The most inspirational place I last visited was last fall off the shores of Maui, watching the sea turtles.