Glenn Downing, Texas Sculpture Group

From Waco, Texas

Artist Statement:

I was born and raised in a rural area outside of Waco, Texas. Even though I have traveled all over the world I have returned to Waco and live close to where I was bought up. My father was a farmer who started a street paving business so I began my life doing all sorts of manual labor. I worked alongside men with little or no formal education; men who grew up using their hands and got where they were in life by just working themselves to death. These men were a little bit crazy; they approached life on their own terms. They were individuals; not always correct in their talk or their manners but willing to get the job done and get on with life.  As I got older I became one of those men. 

Don’t expect poetry here.

Artist Biography:

I was born and raised in a rural area outside of Waco, Texas. I have taught at McLennan Community College for 18 years. I have a BFA from UT. and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. My background is in sculpture and drawing. I have lived in Austin, Los Angeles, and New York City. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in the island nation of Tuvalu. I worked for 15 years for the video artists, Nam June Paik and Shigeko Kubota. I make art and ride mountain bikes.