In my work I collaborate with dancers and musicians; African, Latin, post-modern, modern, capoeira and experimental. I am enamored with Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music and dance, and indigenous knowledge of plant medicines. I consider my involvement and exploration of these spiritual dances, music, mythology and healing arts, as a way to expand the metaphysical consciousness of my work.

I sculpt in clay and cast in bronze because I believe my work will stand the test of time and the 3000 year longevity of bronze is an antithesis to our culture of the disposable. I have recently begun to work in organic materials, inspried by my ascending ecological consciousness and travels in South America.

If humans in the 21st century are to avert mutually assured ecological destruction, mainstream cultures must re-discover, re-tell and thus re-live our nature-harmonious mythologies. Indeed we live the stories we tell.

My contribution to this imperative mythological transformation is to acknowledge and express myself as a being woven into the energetic fabric of the natural world, and give contemporary form, as have sculptors throughout the ages, to the ancient and fundamental expression of the Living Object.

Todji Kurtzman's Artworks and Works-in-Progress

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