Artist's Statement

“Plants excite me, their shape and structure define their living grace and elegance. I am driven to create their form with a malleable piece of copper. It’s not the reproduction of a plant, but the capture of a living form from my mind’s eye into an aesthetic piece of artistry. To me, each creation is a new journey that I take, each hammer blow is a series of progressive steps to bring concept into reality. I cannot tell you where I will step, but I will know it on my journey. My goal is to share my emotion for nature and plants so that others can take a moment to reminisce about nature’s splendor just outside.”

Artist's Biography

Timothy Starling is an American and Virginian native artist who transforms copper into a magical world of botanical art. His distinctive copper fusion technique breathes life into a new vibrant hybrid breed of the garden plants that we adore. His conviction is that gardens revive the soul and copper is the perfect medium to metamorphize art into a benevolent stimulus for a civilized society.

Timothy’s themes display the artist’s fascination with botany and copper. Norfolk Botanical Gardens inspires many of his concepts for his artistry. His relationship with Norfolk Botanical Gardens extends to their generous exhibit for his seven-foot-wide copper tree chandelier in their Garden Cafeteria for the year 2017.

Timothy’s first juried art contest led to a second-place award for the 2nd Annual Nature's Beauty Art Contest with the International Gallery of Arts located in Toronto, Canada. Their 2017 summer edition of Exquisite Arts Magazine also featured an article on his art and thoughts.

Timothy Starling – Associate Artist - Copper Artist