“When you are creating an object inspired by real human lifeways, or using the human form to communicate an ethereal, timeless sense of the sacred, you have an opportunity to solidify an emotional bond with the viewer and have them feel the power of empathy“. Coleman says. “To me it’s always been about more than creating a visually impactful-subject. I want viewers to feel something deep down in their psyche,to relate to a piece as if they are encountering a narrative of kindred spirits,sharing the same longing for connection. It’s an old idea in art, translating old yearnings, and everyone has them inside.”
Video: An inside look at the bronze process
Video: The John Coleman philosophy
Stories Behind the Art
Browse a collection of John’s art and discover
the stories that inspired them.