Tim Holmes was selected as the artist-at-large for the Reimagine Montana project. He is visiting all five landmark locations throughout the summer and fall, spending an average of a week at each place.
Tim Holmes is the first American artist ever invited to exhibit solo at the world's largest art museum, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, where his sculptures remain on permanent exhibit. He has created sculpture for some of the world's peacemaking organizations from the United Nations to the Chinese dissident students of Tiananmen Square. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Jimmy Carter, President Vaclav Havel, and Coretta Scott King are among Holmes' best-known collectors.
Though Holmes is known for his sculpture internationally, he sometimes works in other media and often uses his art outside of the art world. Holmes's work primarily focuses on the struggle for freedom, horror at inner and outer evils, the ferocity of hopelessness and the tenderness of love. He believes that art is the medicine that will help heal the world in ways impossible through any other human activity.
For the Reimagine Montana project, Tim is continuing his “Dancing World” series of paintings. He is using an aesthetic born in Europe, that depicts nature and the built environment, in an animated way. Through this aesthetic, Tim seeks to interpret the western landscape, both natural and hand-built.
For more information on Tim Holmes, visit his website.