Timothy Nimmo was accepted into the Society of Animal Artists in May 5 of 2013 as a Signature Member. The Society of Animal Artists is an organization comprised of members who produce the best animal art in the world. The mission of the Society of Animal Artists is to promote excellence in the portrayal of domesticated and wild animals in art.
Timothy Nimmo joined the Rocky Mountain Animal Artists in 2013. This is group is composed of SAA members in the Rocky Mountain region. Though not officially affiliated with SAA, membership in that grou...
All artwork by Timothy Nimmo BFA, SAA, NSG Contemporary American sculptor
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'Birth of the Sacred Stag (Modern Twisted Deer statue)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: Bronze Antique Inspired Stag sculpture statue for Sale for Outside Exterior in the Garden or Yard &Outside on the terrace as well as Indoors Inside Interior Decoration by the Mystic Sculptor Timothy Nimmo and is described.. "This is Timothy`s interpretation of an ancient Scythian tattoo found on a 2000 + year old mummy. The tattoo showed a stag with strangely twisted hind quarters. An Lakota holy man and archeologist rendered his opinion that it was a depiction of a creation myth. He thought it might be showing the moment when the Great Spirit created the first stag. He is "being born" in the sky, transitioning from the spirit realm into the physical world. That may not be what the Scythians meant, but that explanation clicked with Timothy and his sense of wonderment and magic about deer. He thought, "What if an ancient man witnessed this in person, or by a dream or vision? How would he have explained this revelation to his tribe? What would he have sculpted as a relic to show future generations, that his vision might become part of their larger myth?"
The image`s roots are in ancient man; yet the style is rather modern. He elected to bring the piece to a conceptual full circle by using a patina scheme evoking the cave painting of early man.
The truncated pyramid of the base (as in many ancient cultures) is symbolic of the earth and all things physical and mortal. So the stag is being born in spirit world above, and descending to the physical world below.
Description: Bronze Jumping Leaping Twisting Exuberant Cavorting Semi Abstract Romanticised Deer Buck Stag Spirit Sculpture or Statue or Statuette for sale For Inside or Outdoors or Outside Exterior and Indoors By the Meticulous Artist Sculptor Timothy Nimmo who writes... "This pose allowed Timothy to get quite extreme with the twisting. He wished to emulate some aspects of smoke, or fire with the shape. This leads to a greater sense of it being a spirit animal in the process of materializing. The companion piece to "Birth of the Sacred Stag", the "Warrior" enters a world of conflict with rivals and predators. He turns to confront any and all.
'Storm King (Astract Bighorn Sheep Ram Leaping statue)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: Bronze Contemporary Semi Abstract Stylised Romanticised Leaping Big Horn Sheep Ram Sculpture Statue For Sale for Indoors Inside Interior display in the House or Home and Outdoors in the Garden or Yard and Exterior or Outside on the Patio or Terrace by the Award winning American Sculptor Timothy Nimmo who writes... "Storm King was inspired by the view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from Timothy`s home in Loveland Colorado. Loveland sits on the geographical transitional area where the Rocky Mountains meet the Western edge of the Great Plains. Here, the weather comes from the mountains from the immediate west, and moves out over the "Front Range" onto the Plains. Often clouds will form around the high peaks on clear afternoons. One can`t tell where the sky, clouds, snow, and rocks begin or end. In mid day, these clouds begin to blow off the peaks of the high mountains, and move over top us forming gusty winds, brief down pours, and short hail storms. As they proceed East, within a few miles and in short order they blow up into mega thunderstorms which produce very severe weather. Watching these phenomena, living with them, Timothy began to see the life an energy of these storms as an animal allegory symbolized best by this mighty creature: the curling elements in the body and joints became swirling winds and rain, the legs symbolized lightning bolts, the burls of the horns representing hail.
Artistic inspiration for Storm King came from a marriage of Paul Manship`s Prometheus and Van Gogh`s Starry Night; filtered through Timothy`s original nature inspired vision.
'Dying Ibex (Twisted Contorted Ibex Bronze sculpture)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: Dying Ibex has 2 inspirations: the famous Roman stone carving called "Dying Gaul", and Timothy`s personal experiences as a big game hunter. Since he had done so much exploring birthing themes in my many other works, it seemed only natural to take a look at the other side of that coin. This is flesh and blood animal transitioning back into spirit; as he breathes his last.
Bronze Metal Contorted Semi Abstract Stylised Romanticised Dying Male Ibex B Horned Antelope Buck sculpture statue statuette for sale for Indoors Inside Interior Display in the House or Home By the Learned AArtistic American Sculpor Timothy Nimmo
'Awakening Buck (abstract Young Buck Deer sculptures)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: (Bronze Metal Young Buck Stag Deer Sculpture Statue Statuette For Sale for display Indoors Inside Interior in the House or Home Museum Quality Romanticised Emblem of Resurgence of Life by the Prize Winning Sculptor from the USA Timothy Buck) who writes... "Awakening Buck is something of a self portrait. Timothy went through some serious and life threatening medical issues in 2012. After almost dying, there was a long recovery and process of coming back to life again. Awakening Buck is his depiction of that process. Here is a young buck in velvet. It is unfurling as an opening leaf or bud in spring after a long winter. Many botanical elements have been blended into the biological creature to enhance this idea: the hooves have been made to look like shoots, the ears like fresh young leaves, and the antlers like growing vines.
Originally, this was to be a "bookend" piece for Dying Ibex. However, the piece took on it`s own life and could not be confined to the exact matching dimensions of Dying Ibex. The antlers in particular demanded growth outside of the confines of Ibex dimensions. The body design is quite similar but a mirror image. Conceptually it is a mirror of Dying Ibex as well. Dying Ibex is about the transition of the mortal back to spirit (death) ; Awakening Buck the transition of spirit of newness to life.
There is an alternate patina offered. There is one shot of this version on the site. It was the first version, but it was not how Timothy envisioned the piece in his mind`s eye. After it was in his galleries for a few months, he did a new version on a different cast of the edition, which he liked very much. He was going to withdraw the first, but too many people favored that one. Since then, the vote has been split down the middle, so it`s a rare occasion where he offers both.
'Eternal Dance (Bronze Buck and Doe Gazelle statues)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: Quite simply, Eternal Dance is about the rapport and harmony of the male and female energies. The buck gazelle is slightly more energetic, showing a slight head toss as the doe is slightly more demure and coy. (Bronze Little or Small Buck and Doe Gazelles Mating Dance or Ritual or Display sculpture statue statuette figurine For Sale for Indoors in the House on Tabletop or Desktop and at home in the Atrium or Hall by The Accomplished Awardwinning American Sculptor Timthy Nimmo.)
'Moon Shadow (abstract ghostly Deer Spirit sculpture)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: Moon Shadow is inspired by Timothy`s experiences entering the predawn woods (or exiting after dark) and disturbing a deer when hunting. He would think he was being quite stealthy, only to find that he`d walked right up to a deer that had been calmly watching and listening to his approach the whole time. Once a bumbling human becomes a little too close for comfort the wily buck quietly escapes into the dark. He looks behind to make sure he`s not pursued while he effortlessly drifts away like smoke in the moonlight. On especially bright moonlit nights, one catches glimpses of the moonlit apparitions through the trees.
'Shamanic Vision (abstract Embellished Leopard statue)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: Bronze Idealised Romantic Embellished Shamanistic Black Leopard Statuette Figurine Statue Sculpture Ornament for sale for Indoors Inside Interior display in the House or Home on the Desktop or Table top by the Charismatic American Sculptor Timoyhy Nimmo who writes.... " Shamanic Vision sees a leopard idol through the mind`s eye of the shaman or true believer. They see not just the idol or made object; but imbue it with the spirit of the god it pays homage to. So the leopard is somewhat stiff in it`s hind quarters, but the head begins to move, the paw raises up as to strike, and the ferocity of the leopard god`s spirit begins to animate the physical effigy.
The concept of Shamanic Vision came from several carved Scythian big cats (presumed leopards, as the leopard is used often in other Scythian art) found in barrows in Siberia. (Several of these may be seen on my website in the "Inspirations" collection.) The carvings were unique, but very similar in pose and character. They all show a snarling leopard in repose. These were obviously important to them as several very similar carving have been found interred with their dead, though their actual meaning has been lost to the ages and can only be speculated on. Timothy became captivated by them- looking at them for hours wondering, "What did they mean? What did they see in these? How did they come to interpret the natural animal this way?" In trying to understand this, he overlay-ed the actual animal onto the carved artifact; and thus Shamanic Vision was conceived.
The idea of an ancient idol made as a holy object of worship also gave rise to the idea of playing with alternate materials. As with any homage to a god- nothing but the best would do. Precious materials were also themselves though to have magical properties in and of themselves. Hence the gold leaf on the inlaid parts. The eyes, the windows to the soul of the god, are fossil mammoth ivory and amber.
'Ibex Bust (Buck Animal Head with Curving Horns statue)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: Ibex Bust is simply a study in the beauty of a noble animal. Timothy became enamoured with the wonderful "cursive" compositional element of the horns while watching a nature show. (Bronze Stylised Life size Head/Bust sculpture statue of Ibex African Antelope For Sale for Indoors Inside Interior Decoration by the Brilliant aAerican Romantic Sculptor Timothy Nimmo
Size: 203 x 61 x 16 cm (height x width x depth) It is a lifesize sculpture
'Blackbuck Bust (Exotic Twisted Horn Antelope statue)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: The Blackbuck is an East Indian antelope with striking spiraling horns and a stark black and white coloration similar to a panda`s. Timothy became fascinated with the compositional possibilities with the animal. Repeating small spirals within larger spirals of the horn are echoed by the slight spiral of the head and neck. The other challenge with this animal which interested him was the "color" pattern. Usually ignoring such patterns on an animal and focusing on the form; this was a necessary exception. With some creatures the pattern is such a defining characteristic it can not be ignored. Paying some homage to its coloration with the patina while remaining focused on form was an interesting challege. To not do so would be like ignoring the tiger`s stripes, the panda bear`s distinctive markings, or a leopard`s spots. The face patches and chest patch are slightly incised as well as using a whitened patina in those areas. Both the white and black are mostly translucent so the eye will concentrate on the form and maintain visual integrity of the sculpted lines and forms.
Size: 215 x 40 x 30 cm (height x width x depth) It is a lifesize sculpture
'Autumn Winds (abstract Antelope Buck Doe Jumping sculptures statuettes)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: Bronze Jumping Leaping Displaying Cavorting pFantastic air of Deer Antelopes Sculpture Statues Statuettes for Sale For Inside Interior Display in the House or Home in Museum Quality by the Deeply Spiritual American Sculptor Timothy Nimmo who writes... "The "Autumn" in the title refers to the season in which the Antelope mate. Timothy was fascinated by the nuances and energies of Antelope mating. The twisted body motif was an excellent vehicle for accomplishing this. The buck`s back turns to her and rubs sensuously against her. She almost spoons against him.
At the time Autumn Winds was conceived, Timothy was spending many long hours driving through the vast expanses of the Western Prairies. As usual he was keenly observing animals in the distance. He is always mesmerized by the grace pronghorn antelope display as they seem to glide along on the wind. It is amazing that these creatures thrive in areas of elemental extremes: boiling hot summer sun, bone chilling cold in winter, little forage or water. Yet these elemental extremes of wind, air, sun, earth come together to create life, these antelope, which in turn come together to mate and create more life.
'Birth of the Scythian Ram (Twisted Ram Stylised statue)' by Timothy Nimmo
Description: (Bronze Mythical Emerging Stylised Ram Birth Pains Sculpture Statue Statuary for sale For Indoors Inside the Interior of a House or Home by The US Award Winning Artist Sculptor Timothy Nimmo) who writes.... "Birth of the Scythian Ram is similar in concept to the "Birth of the Sacred Stag" pieces. This departs from those slightly in that this is Timothy`s homage to the ancient Scythian artists Timothy credits with so much of his inspiration. A little more of their cultural influences were incorporated in the style of this:Babylonian, Aegean, and other Near Eastern cultures of the time known to have traded with the Scythian people.
This depicts that spiritual birthing as their Great Sky God brings forth the first primordial ram from the spirit realm to the physical world. But this is not just representative of the ram as animal spirit being given to the Scythians, but rather as a symbol incarnate of their entire identity, culture, laws, and ways being given to them. The Judeo-Christian equivalent would be Moses coming down Mt Sinai with the tablets of the Ten Commandments.