Steve Tobin, who has been referred to in print as a "visual philosopher," is based in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania.
His vast repertoire includes works in glass, clay, bronze and steel. He explores natural forms and cites nature as his earliest influence, one that continues to inform his work. Tobin is based in Coopersburg, Pa.
His creations have been shown internationally at such venues as the American Museum of Natural History; the Page Museum/La Brea Tar Pits and Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History; Carpe Diem Gallery in Paris; Retretti Art Center, Finland; Gallery 10, New York City; and Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia.
His work is also part of permanent collections at the American Craft Museum; Philadelphia Museum of Art; American Glass Museum; and Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Switzerland.
In 2007, a Tobin Steelroots creation was among the 40 sculptures chosen for the City of New York's "40 Years of Art in the Parks" retrospective, gracing the entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
Tobin's Steelroots sculptures are an evolution of his signature bronze Walking Roots series. In 2005, the sculptor gained acclaim when his massive bronze "Trinity Root" sculpture was installed in the courtyard of St. Paul's Church in New York City, becoming the first and only 9/11 memorial near Ground Zero. The piece was cast from the stump and roots of a large sycamore tree that shielded St. Paul's Church from the collapsing towers and devastation of 9/11.
"The function for me of roots is to show the power of the unseen," Tobin told The New York Times. "And on 9/11, we found out about the power of all our unseen connections, the things that nurture us that are hidden below the surface."
Tobin holds a B.S. in mathematics from Tulane University.