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Dennis W Bernhardt



Phone: 1-904-797-6358
Email: dennis@bernhardtsculptor.com
URL: http://www.bernhardtsculptor.com

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Presently I am working on large exterior steel ,[corten]  sculptures.You may see my work on my website www.bernhardtsculptor.com and at    www.artslant.com  I was on  exhibit at 130 King Fine Art Gallery in St Augustine,Fl.  and Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York City . I  entered the Chelsea 2006 Global Showcase Art Competition and was a winner. I have entered and received awards at shows in the St. Augustine Art Association and Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts. I have exhibit in many gallery's in Northern Florida. I was born and raised in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, N.Y.  In  my career before moving to Florida I worked with metal shaping, welding and designing for a major corporation in New York City.  Attending  a school for blacksmiths at Peters Vallery Craft Education Center in northwestern New Jersey brought out additional forms and expressions in my work. I now reside in ST.Augustine, Florida where I am a practicing Sculptor-Blacksmith. With 32 years of experience working with steel I have found the best creative way of forming steel is to heat it on a coal-fired forge and then hammer the steel by hand to form my sculptures. All my sculptures are one of a kind and are not cast. An idea will come to my mind, I will think about the size and weight of it, the expression on the face or the free flowing plant leaf of a fern. Forming these sculptures with a different weight of each hammer blow can bring about the texture, softness and life-like appearance of each finished piece. All upcoming dates for exhibits will be posted on I.S.C. Site and my web site.