About Me

Daniel Rotblatt’s amazing diversity of talents ranges from blacksmithing and bronze casting to artful creations in stone and wood. Now working primarily in bronze, he casts all his pieces himself using a unique mold-making technique tailored to his one-of-a-kind sculptures. The process requires the destruction of the master and molds, so each sculpture cannot be replicated.

He has exhibited his sculpture and installations in solo, two person, and group exhibitions throughout the Los Angeles area. His work is in a number of private collections worldwide, and he has won several prestigious awards and honors such as the Marilyn Werby Scholarship award and the Order of the Laurel.

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Mr. Rotblatt is an instructor of Sculture and 3-D Design at Citrus College, and recently taught the Art Foundry and Mold Making classes at California State University at Long Beach. Over the past 20 years, he has worked to share his knowledge by teaching seminars and classes in various aspects of the arts from bronze casting, photography and knife-making,, to jewelry. In addition to teaching, he has written scripts and worked as a set designer and propmaster in the movie industry.

He was born in Los Angeles in 1957 and has lived in Topanga for the last 20 years. He received his M.A. in sculpture from California State University, Northridge in 2002 and his M.F.A at California State University, Long Beach in 2005.

“My present body of work evolves from experiments that question our fundamental preconceptions of the nature of the physical world. Though originally conceived in sculpted stone and wood, I now gravitate toward bronze: a material that is both warm and rich and at the same time, hard and inert – a dichotomy I use to further enhance the impact of my work. Bound forms in a state of tension create the illusion of trapped motion and suppleness where none could exist. Though my original intent was to create a visual paradox between our perception and learned expectations, in sculpting these forms I found myself imbuing them with feelings and purpose, allowing them to take on an anthropomorphic quality. The forms express to me our psychological tensions – the tug and pull of the interplay between our inner perceptions, emotions and needs…each object is imbued with a life of its own, each piece telling a story of opposition, connection and motion.”

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Dan@RotblattSculpture.com
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