The Sculptures of Tom Otterness

The Sculptures of Tom Otterness
Photo by Mathiou J-A

Photo by Mathiou J-A

Tom Otterness, born in Wichita, Kansas in 1952, is one of the foremost public art sculptors in the world. His quirky bronzes can be found in Münster, Germany; Toronto, Canada; Seoul, South Korea; and the New York City Subway, among other places.

Tom-otterness photo by Dmadeo

Tom Otterness; photo by Dmadeo

He moved to New York City in 1970 to study at the Arts Students League, and has lived there ever since.

Otterness’ world appears to be inhabited by round-headed cartoon figures.

Please click on the smaller images above to see enlargements and photographer credits.

Uberfrau in Munster photo by Rudiger Wolk

Überfrau; photo by Rüdiger Völk

smaller sculptures at Uberfrau's feet photo by Thomas Schoch

Smaller sculptures at Überfrau’s feet; photo by Thomas Schoch

If you haven’t had your fill of Oterness’ whimsical art yet, you can see more at his website. Click on each thumbnail to see more. Especially, be sure to look at this.

Photographs in this article are used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.


About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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