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Tim Gifford

I was born in the great state of New Mexico, “The Land of Enchantment” in 1958. My family roots reside in Rio Arriba County. At a very young age my family made its way to Nebraska where the call to duty with the United Nations summoned my father to work in Ankara Turkey. The better part of my childhood was spent immersed in this remarkable third world culture. Upon returning to the United States, Colorado was chosen by the family as home base. Within a few years I began what was to become a 27 year career with Poudre Fire Authority.

A brief exposure to the world of sculpture came during a one-hour summer art program offered to my daughter’s fourth grade class through the local school district. Although very intrigued by the little clay head I had created, my potential would lie dormant for the next six years.

I am grateful to Brenda and my daughter Megan for encouraging me at the ripe old age of 42 to explore the beauty of bronze sculpture once again. Support into this endeavor from friends and family has been gracious and very much appreciated. To all of them I say “Thank you”.

Today I find myself enjoying the experience of coming full circle. I have returned to New Mexico to live and play. I find the new energy of this spiritual place remarkable as I continue to hone my skills. New images of the southwest appear in my head and are transformed into new work. My Gallery will also show softer work reflected in “Liah’s Book Club”, image of a small child expressing her love for books as she reads to her stuffed animals. Also seen is a call to the more contemporary audience with “The Posse”. The towering images of these guardians of law stand to remind us of days gone by from the Wild West. My hope is for the day to see these figures transformed into monument size sculptures.

While you are here, please feel free to browse the guestbook and leave your comments. Works in process can also be viewed. I am excited for what these new experiences and challenges provide.

Thank you for visiting and enjoy.


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