Lee Youngman Galleries

Bob Boomer began sculpting in natural wood while teaching in Hawaii. Not until 1975 did he begin showing his work publicly. Collectors soon recognized his incredible ability and demands for his work led him to resign his teaching position and devote full time to art.

Bob is one of the growing number of Western Sculptors who dare to reach beyond traditional realism, refusing to be limited by exactness of form and detail. This enables him to express with power and dignity his impressions of the deep emotional and spiritual aspects of the human spirit.

Bob is fascinated by faces, hands and postures through which his lifelike personalities are revealed. His sculptures emerge from the weathered wood into sinuous flowing line and form that speak of a complete synthesis of man and Nature. His subject remains people, with his favorite being the Native American as they are especially compatible with the weathered wood.

Although Bob taught briefly at an Indian training center in California, he does not claim to be an authority on the Native American. His sculptures of the Indian are not intended to represent any particular tribe. The Indian he depicts are mythical, earthy, impassioned and designs that appeal to everyone interested in artistic statements and impressions.

Many noteworthy art magazines have featured articles on Boomer's work, including Art of the West, Southwest Art, and Better Homes and Garden Wood magazine. Several of the finest galleries throughout the Southwest carry these outstanding manifestations of form and character, in a manner which both respects and enhances the basic qualities of the wood itself.

Bob Boomer's many awards include Artists Choice Award at the International Round-Up Show in El Paso, Texas; Gold Medal Takeaway Sculpture for A.I.C.A. in 1992 and 1993, A.I.C.A. 1993 Festival Choice Award; People's Choice Award twice and one Honorable Mention at the Southwest Art in the Wine Country Show.

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"Preparing for the Storm" - $2,200
17"H x 17"W Ed. 50 Bronze

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"Hopi Wind" - $1,500
Ed. 50 Bronze. 12"H x 9"W

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