Tor Archer is an American artist whose recent figurative sculpture has attempted to represent the line quality of sketches from his notebooks. Weaving them together from lightly hammered copper pipe and tubing, he looks to forms in nature for inspiration in the forming of the figures. His two dimensional work reflects his ongoing interest in iconic imagery, and often suggest a narrative through a symbolic dialect.
Archer was nominated for the acclaimed SECA Award from SFMOMA in 1999, as well as their INSITE Award for 2001 and 2003. In 2003 he was also awarded the Public Art Award from the City of Walnut Creek, CA.
Submitted by: Adam Beck