Toma, Fine Art Bronze Sculptor, unveils his
Greek Mythology Series at the International ArtExpo
recognized, fine art bronze sculptor, Bill Toma, unveiled his
Greek Mythology Series at the International ArtExpo at the Jacob
Javitts Center in New York City, February 26th 2004.
Trojan Horse and Psyche will be the first in a series of Bill
Toma Fine Art Bronze sculptures, based on the legendary characters
of Greek mythology, which will also include Penelope and others.
- This historic artwork will show Ulysses resting before the walls
of Troy, possibly contemplating a Trojan horse. Bill Toma has
captured the beauty of the Greek armor, especially the exquisitely
designed Corinthian-type helmets with their horse hair plumage
created in the 8th Century B.C. The designs on Ulysses’
helmet are authentic patterns from the Greek Period as well as
his sword and waist armor. However, there are a few embellishments
(artist’s license) to further the overall effect.
Rage”- Achilles’ rage at the death of his dearest
friend, Patroklos, by the hand of Hector, brings him back into
the battle to seek revenge. This piece depicts Achilles as he
discovers Hector. Wearing his new armor brought to him by his
mother, the Sea Goddess, Thetis, Achilles aggressively strides
head down with ferocious determination to engage Hector.
“The Trojan Horse”-
The Trojan Horse was the brainchild of Ulysses who was known for
his cleverness and cunning. This deception ended the ten-year
siege of Troy. The construction of the Trojan Horse will simulate
in bronze all the wooden detain that was most likely present in
the original. Bill Toma has invited Jim Franzen to do the illustration
and Russ Farrell to create the colors in a collaborative effort
that brought much recognition from their 20 years working together
in creating official Disney bronze sculptures.
mystery and imaginative spirit of sculptor Bill Toma is captured
in his wide variety of subject matter. The Human Form, Renaissance
Harlequins, Fantasy, Wildlife and the Greek Mythology Series are
all created by this adventuresome artist. His painstaking attention
to detail and his conscious endeavor to create symbolism in his
work solidify in unison to form magnificent bronze sculptures.
So extraordinarily detailed and exquisitely finished are Bill
Toma’s works that he had been under an exclusive contract
with Walt Disney World, Disneyland and the Walt Disney Company
for two decades, creating and producing the Disney characters
everyone knows and loves in limited editions.
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