He takes pleasure in the little things, objects that often go unnoticed. Armed with steel and fiberglass, he twists and welds his sculptures into living, breathing works of art.
"I'm interested in things we see frequently, but things we don't think about a lot," Troffkin said, "I see these things everywhere, and now you will too."
Troffkin, who lives in
Cary Visual Art received 48 entries from artists across the country. Ten winners were chosen by this year's juror,
"I wanted to create a balanced exhibition," she said. "I have a passion for finding ways to help artists and the community connect. ... I'm looking for excellence and craftsmanship and new and innovative ways of using material."
The 12 sculptors hail from six states, said
"The show is so fun to put on," Wallace said. "It engages more artists and more people every year."
"The show is put on really well," Hansen said. "It's a good way for the town to get art."
His 9-foot sculpture has been dubbed "Harlequin" in honor of the lighthearted and comical servant from Italian commedia dell'arte. The gourd-shaped piece has a reflective center that Hansen hopes will attract the eyes of passersby.
"I hope people will interact and play with the sculpture," Hansen said.
For Jarvis, art is a way to express himself and achieve mental wholeness and healing.
"I wanted to reach out to the local community, and this was the best way to do that," he said.
Troffkin, the artist from
"There are not many opportunities to show art outdoors," Troffkin said. "I was willing to make the drive."
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