Steve Tobin (1957), Bucks County, PA, graduated with a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Tulane University in 1979. His artistic expression has been in diverse media, including glass (blown and cast), bronze, steel, ceramics, as well as works on paper. He began in glass with studies- and teaching fellowships- at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.
He was invited to work in Murano Italy in glass, as the first foreigner permitted to operate a studio on the island.
In 1994, he began to create works in bronze. Natural formations, such as termite hills, sprouting plants, and tree root systems create wonder and are recurring themes and shapes for Tobin. He is best known for Trinity Root, inspired by the fallen sycamore tree that shielded Trinity Chapel during the devastation on 9/11 in New York City.
In 2016 he was the featured artist in the Jing’An International Sculpture Project in Shanghai, China, with an exhibit of 48 bronze and steel sculptures. His work has been in over 50 exhibits worldwide, and he is
represented in over 50 collections and museums, including in Finland, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia,Washington, D.C. and Florida.
The KSAT, Inc Collection of 11 sculptures by Steve Tobin are a generous gift from George Ball, of Fordhook Farms/Burpee Seed Gardens in Doylestown PA. Late Bronze Root (2009) is reassembled castings of the delicate root system of a tree. The transportation and installation of the sculptures in Easton were funded by John Jaindl and VM Development Co and other anonymous donors.
Other sculptures exhibited in Easton are Wreath (2009), at Scott Park; Sprouts (2003), on Sullivan Road at the intersection with the KSAT, Black Steel Root (2009), at SILK, 13th Street and Simon Boulevard and three works from his 2009 “Weed” series installed at Hackett Park. Additional locations will be posted as the sculptures are sited within the City.