This blog will keep you updated on the activities of sculptor Tuck Langland – his sculptures, lectures, talks, and writings. It will also include his thoughts about art and sculpture as often as he manages to write them down.
After fifty years as a professional sculptor, educator and writer, look here to see what Tuck Langland is doing, learn why he does it, and discover what creative activities consume and inspire a mature artist in his senior years.
How might a budding portrait sculptor find your summer workshop times and places?
Bill, thank you for inquiring about Tuck’s workshops. Are you a student at IU Bloomington? And are you aware that Tuck created the Herman B Wells sculpture on campus? You may also know of him from his two textbooks, From Clay to Bronze and Practical Sculpture. Both are now out of print, so we need to have them reprinted privately. That project is still on my to-do list.
Tuck is retired from teaching at IU South Bend, so now he only teaches occasional workshops, usually at Fire Arts, a not-for-profit community studio in downtown South Bend. See http://www.fireartsinc.com. Please visit their website and sign up to receive their monthly notices, which will include all the classes they are offering, including Tuck’s. He will not be teaching again until fall. This summer he has commissions to finish and a trip to take.
Good luck with your portrait career, and keep in touch.
Just read about the “typo” on your Ernie Pyle sculpture. I’ve read a great many of Ernie’s articles, and I’m a big fan. I really think he would have gotten great enjoyment out of the situation! And I love the sculpture. Amazing and beautiful work!
I drove by the MLK-Hesburgh sculpture this morning and wondered if you might add the figure of a young black woman joining hands on the other side of Fr. Hesburgh. It would be timely in this year of BLM, and a threesome is more balanced than two, to my eye. And historic: though there are no women shown in that iconic photo, I know they were present and a key to integration.
What an interesting idea. I support BLM, and I also support the idea of depicting more women in public sculptures, as is happening in New York City and elsewhere across the USA. The MLK-Hesburgh sculpture no longer belongs to me, however, so I cannot change it. I own the copyright, so no one else can change it either. That sculpture belongs to the City of South Bend, who commissioned it and installed it. The way to add women to our local story is to create a separate sculpture, which might be allowed in that space or could add focus to a different public area. If someone is willing to fund such a sculpture, I am always willing to use my skills to make it happen. It’s something I believe in.