One of the most inventive figurative sculptors working today, Sean Henry’s interests lie in presenting subjects that, although individualized, speak to the universality of the human experience. He works from life creating highly detailed imagery of individuals in contemporary dress, but always manipulates scale so that figures are either much larger or smaller than life-size. Initially he works through drawings and clay master models that are then meticulously translated into bronze.
Sean Henry. Lying Man, 2003. Bronze and oil paint, 82 x 155 x 76 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Sean Henry.