William T Moore III

“I have a love of things that fly and love looking at birds be they at rest or at flight. this propensity for all things avian comes from an early age of having birds in a mobile above my crib as an infant. I create my images to be bird like not copying a species or animal design.”

Triple Treat - Wood 17 x 11.75 x 13 in $1,200 USD

William T. Moore III, born in Decatur, Alabama, discovered his passion for art early on, encouraged by the support of his family and friends as he delved into portraiture and various other artistic media during his teenage years. His journey into the world of sculpture began with a focus on portraits and the human figure, eventually leading him to study under the guidance of Northern Ohio monumental life sculptor William M. McVey after completing his undergraduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1984.

During his time at the Institute, Moore honed his individual abstract voice through explorations with different materials, laying the foundation for his artistic identity. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, he further refined his skills by apprenticing with master artists Edwin Mieczkowski and David E. Davis in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1996, Moore enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts Sculpture Program at Kent State University, where he continued to develop as an abstract sculptor.

Drawing from his experiences working at Thomas Miller Custom Cabinet Shop in Cleveland, Ohio, where he spent five years crafting high-end wood furniture, Moore incorporates his woodworking skills into his sculptural practice. The lessons learned from his time at the cabinet shop have greatly influenced his approach to creating wood sculptures, enriching his artwork with a blend of craftsmanship and artistic vision.

Moore's sculptures, characterized by flowing forms and varied textures, have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and internationally. While his work is deeply personal and inspires his own creativity, he hopes that viewers will also find pleasure and connection in the artwork he presents. 

Crescent II - Wood 17 x 11.5 x 13 in $1,100 USD
Momma & Chickadee - Wood 14 x 14 x 10 in $1,000 USD
Avian Dancers - Wood 24 x 14.75 x 11.5 in $1,300 USD
Avian Native - Wood 24 x 14.5 x 11 in $1,100 USD

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