Wayne Trinklein

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Grand Natural Products Gallery

"I tell stories with trees to honor people"

The artist a former physician has worked 3 decades in developing a unique sculptural expression in heat fired molded copper and tin mounted in rock. Using his own metal alloys heated to their eutectic point he sculpts textures and curves as if it were clay. Patinas and colored resins are added as trim. In his trees he uses naturalistic arboreal anatomy and features to portray the human...

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... condition. Twisted limbs split trunks and probing roots portray relationships struggle and adaptation. He shows the trees as unique believable and inspiring.

2016 Best of Sculpture Midsummer Arts Fair , Quincy, Il
2015 Best of Sculpture-Maitland Fine Arts Festival, Maitland, Florida
2015-Best of Sculpture- Queeny Park Fine Art Show, St Louis
2015 Purchase Award for Lindenwood University-Belleville Art on the Square
2014 Award of Merit-Great Gulfcoast Art Festival, Pensacola, Florida 2014 Best of Sculpture –Queeny Park Fine Art Show. , St Louis
2014 Best of Sculpture -Arlington Heights Promenade of the Arts
2013 Best of Show -Park City, Utah Kimbal Art Show
2013 Best of Show- Artfest on Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri
2013 Best of Show-Talbot Street Art Fair , Indianapolis
2013 First place in Sculpture-Chicago Botanical Garden Art Show
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award- made to honor Senator Richard Lugar 2012 Served as a Juror for St James Court Fine Art Show, Louisville
2011- Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture Award-
Barrington Festival of the Arts-Barrington, Illinois
2011- First Place in Sculpture- Chicago Eastside Millennium Art Fair
2011 - Cover story on Trinklein in Sunshine Artist magazine. Nov. edition
2011-First Place in Sculpture- Halifax Art Festival- Daytona Beach
2010 -Best of Sculpture Award - Chicago Eastside Art Fair in Millennium Park
2010- Best of Sculpture Award- Halifax Art Festival,
Daytona Beach, Florida
2009 Bicentennial Sculpture for City of St Charles City Hall
“Heart on the River“- An 6 feet tall triad of trees standing at a river’s edge
2009- Featured artist in Belleville News-Democrat for the nation’s top rated Art on the Square http://www.bnd.com/yourlife/story/762153.html
2009- Featured artist in Spring edition of Streetscapes Magazine http://www.streetscapemag.com/media/pdf/su09.pdf
2009-Purchase Award-Festival of the Masters, Lake Buena Vista , Walt Disney Corporation for sculpture to by placed in their Executive Headquarters

Medium monterey cypress 2 zapp 1920

Monterey Cypress-beauty from...
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium second chance zapp

Second Chance
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium a love story

Love Story
Indoor: Large Scale

Medium redbud zapp bright edited 2

Romantic Redbud
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium oak with swing zapp

Big Hearted Oak
Indoor: Large Scale

Medium aspen 1920

Paired Aspen
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium dance too far

Dance Too Far?
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium sanctuary 2 zapp 1920

Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium golden aspen  zapp

Rock Star Aspen
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium aspen seasons edited 2

Tree Seasons of Aspen
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium heart on fire 3 1

Heart on Fire
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium white dogwood 1

White Dogwood
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale

Medium jessies stump zapp

Jessie's Stump
Indoor: Tabletop & Small Scale