“Bronze has been used to express human nature throughout time.” – Jonathan Hertzel
Jonathan Hertzel is a classically trained sculptor who calls himself a sculptural historian. Rooted in traditional practice from his education at the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts and the University of Rochester, he has beeen working in bronze for more than 30 years. He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.
Hertzel says he is inspired by “an unfurling of elemental forces; earth, air, water, fire, coalescing into the underlying expression of the human form”. Hertzel’s sculptures are rooted in motion, transition and passage, and are visually multi-directional, but often figuratively based. He believes the figure is best suited for reflecting the changes in sculpture through time.