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Biography

After working and living in London, England and then on the island of Kauai, Forest is back working from his studio in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. Teaching sculpture and creating large scale bronze commissions are his areas of focus.


Overview:

 

Original, large-scale fine art; custom cast bronze statuary; large-scale public monuments and fountains. Also a restorer of and installer of fine art bronzes. Designer and builder of: large-scale art installations; architectural spaces; and themed environments. Bold new innovations in: large-scale mold making; larger-than-life monolithic rock fountains; naturalistic waterfalls (indoors or out); site-specific installations for animal habitats, zoos, and botanical gardens; municipality and private garden commissions; and more than a dozen museum installations across the US.


Experience:

 

Mr. Boone has experience working with a wide array of mediums over the past 20 years, including: bronze; copper; steel; pewter; stone; glass; grout; textiles; light projections; wax; plaster; foam; clay; lead; and 24k gold. Making his own molds since graduate school, he takes pleasure in casting his sculptures into the very molds he makes from his sculpted clay patterns. So then, he has a firm understanding of all phases of research & development, often working alongside prominent engineers and laser scanning specialists, as well as other international artists and accomplished architects.

 

Specifics:

 

Designer, developer, and installer of numerous large-scale public sculptures and site-specific installations in the US and overseas. Designed and sculpted numerous custom bronze statues-large and small; designed unique architectural elements and buillt new construction-interior spaces;  restoration of historic fountains for municipalities; designed, fabricated, and cast an original sculpture in the world's most voluminous mold; over 25 years of intellectual property and copyright law experience; partnered with an international corporation for custom fabrication and manufacturing; invented & developed a new product line in conjuntion with a manucaturing facility abroad; installed  a permanent sculpture outside the continental US, as well as various domestic institutions, including: Central Park (in NYC); the Hirshorn Museum; Grounds for Sculpture Sculpture Park; and The Smithsonian's History of Science and Man.