Steven Carpenter is a fine art sculptor who uses muscular grace as he characterizes the human figure and form casting in bronze or plaster.
Originally from Northern Illinois, Steven Alden Carpenter has lived in York, Maine for 15 years. He came to art at an early age. First beginning in the graphic arts, and free-lance illustration he then combined his artistic sensibilities with physical labor and created a stone scaping business which he has fostered over the last 13 years. He says “I will always love the process that stone-walling involves, but when I found sculpting I knew I had found my calling in art.” Through the stonework, Steven was able to learn about three-dimensional forms and texture. He also learned how the body functions and feels while in movement. These are all elements that he now applies to his sculpture. His work tends to be representational and figurative and is usually cast in bronze. He has always been interested in the human figure and the human condition. They provide a never ending source of forms and ideas that he continues to explore. He is a member of the New England Sculpture Association and his work has been featured in several publications including Artscope Magazine, Accent Magazine, Portsmouth Magazine, and the Portsmouth Herald. Steven and fellow sculptor Christopher Gowell have been chosen to collaborate and produce a monument in Portland, Maine. It is a tribute to Maines fishing industry and fisherman who have been lost at sea.
What is Forton?
Introduction. What do you get when you marry the best parts of plaster casting to the best parts of epoxy and fiberglass? An ultra strong, very hard, weatherproof, odorless, and most importantly a nontoxic material casting system that one can sculpt like plaster called the FORTON MG Casting System – sometimes referred to as FMG.