Thomas Edison said, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a junk pile.”
Tim gets the inspiration for most of his art from the junk pile. A discarded piston becomes a horse hoof. Motorcycle tanks become a rhinoceros. Bicycle chains, transmission gears, crank shafts and steel cable become bulls, trees, horses, dinosaurs–and dragons. The sculptures become so alive that you find yourself wondering where they will strike next.
When creating, Tim incorporates several different ideas to achieve the effect he wants:
- Size matters – whether the piece is bigger or smaller than life
- Parts – when the parts are put together, they create a singular piece that has a history and a connection with many different people from all walks of life.
- Subject matter – sometimes the piece is fantasy and sometimes realistic.
Tim enjoys taking something that has been deemed useless and turning into something that can be enjoyed by many. He wants his art to be something people remember, something that makes them happy.