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Don Thibodeaux (b. 1965- Detroit, MI) is an artist whose recent work uses found metal to explore the human body's place within two endless wars and the struggle humans face in todays fracturing society. His work has appeared in New York, Chicago, California, Ann Arbor and Canada; as well as several Detroit galleries and venues. Don's recent work explores the body's movement as it reacts and recreates itself from physical, mental and/or spiritual issues. Many of his sculptures explore the human body and the limits of making art with materials found on the side of the road, in a dumpster behind a factory, and in abandoned buildings. In turn, Don's work exaggerates and incorporates the combination of the subjects physical movement; and the pieces place within limits "Allowed" by the found metal at hand.


Chuck Girard's picture

Hi Don, I think your Art

Hi Don,
I think your Art work is Awesome!
As far as your Bio. I think it speaks for itself.
I liked it. I felt it was informative and expressed your since of style.
I wish I had been able to see your work when I lived in MI.
If you ever tour on the west side again, maybe the Southwest.
Let me know?
Again your creativity speaks for itself!
WELL DONE..
Chuck


Frank Castiglione's picture

The Straights

Hi Don,
I think your art could very well express the hope of Detroit, rising from ruin. I'm not sure how you could say this, but I personally think of it when I view your work.
Frank


Kimberli Matin's picture

Wow...you are really

Wow...you are really attempting to say a lot. It's confusing to me. You talk about your work exploring the human body's place within two endless wars and the struggle we face in today's fracturing society...(that's a lot right there! Whew!).......then the body's movement as it reacts and recreates itself from physical, mental and/or spiritual issues....(I like that....and when I look at your work it helps bring this into focus).....then how the work exaggerates and incorporates the combination of the subjects physical movement and the pieces place within limits "allowed".....wowie.

I really like your work and I also like what I feel about what you are attempting to explain. I would like to see it more clear. I am sorry I am not an editor......a good editor could help you whip it into shape.

O.K.......for a small suggestion.......I would take out the word 'recent' from the TOP line. That way.....when you discuss 'recent' work in the 6th line down, it would help to separate those two concepts. There's a lot of other combining of ideas and deleting that I would suggest, however.......I'm hoping someone with sharp editing skills will step forward to assist......


eligius1427's picture

Hi Don, I'm anxious to see

Hi Don, I'm anxious to see the replies to this because i have been trying to write an artist bio for about a year and half now. I'll write it one way and like it for a few months, then another, etc. etc. Sometimes i think there is not enough info other times too much. I personally find it a bit intimidating to try to explain yourself/art in 5-7 sentences. As for your bio it sounds very deep and i had to read it slowly to understand it correctly. That however is probably due to my reading skills not your writing. I think i would keep my show locations to either all states or all cities, and would rephrase "His work has appeared in..." to "His work has been shown in..." or "His work has been displayed...". "Appeared in" sounds like a magazine name should follow or something. Other than that I think you've explained your goals, influences, and style fairly well. As Kimberli said, hopefully someone with some editing skills will put their two cents in so we can all learn a few things.

Jake

Jake Balcom
Mettle Design
Lincoln, NE