“When you visit our gallery, Spirits in the Wind Gallery, your eyes immediately roam to the sleek but unique bronze by Robert Deurloo. Even though an edition, the patina is created individually so no two are alike. Contemporary smooth feel. Each piece has a personality that touches your heart like the smiling sculptor who creates them, Robert Deurloo.” Pam Eggemeyer, Owner Spirits in the Wind Gallery, 1211 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401 303-279-1192
His sculptures are cast from molten bronze, but due to an elaborate and exotic patina process, they appear to be chiseled from the granite of the Sawtooth Mountains. A combination of intense heat and various acids and minerals produce the polished stone patinas. A self-taught artist, his style blossoms from within, rather than forged by external teachings. He has learned over his 25 year career that capturing every detail in a sculpture can actually detract from the impact of the piece. An exquisite form, combined with a little mystery, will not only capture the spirit of the animal, but will allow a viewer to bring their own experiences to play in the appreciation of his works of art.