Artist’s Statement

Artist’s Statement
Todji at work
Todji and Gisele’s sculptures are co-created from inspiration, discipline, and travels in North and South America that ultimately lead to the journey within to discover what it means to serve our higher purpose through art.
We strive to serve the higher purpose by creating public art that celebrates all peoples, and acknowledges our common unity within the mystical itelligence of nature:
The waters that give us life, gives drink to all
The air that gives us life, gives breath to all
The earth that gives us life, gives food to all
The Great Spirit of infinite names, gives life to all
Our rainbow gratitude is principle to our living in right relationship with nature, with each other, and with the infinite community of life; and is the keystone of our health, happiness and rejuvenation.
Our site specific public art sculptures acknowledge all people’s histories, and welcomes the participation of all good peoples in our common dream of healing, happiness and prosperity together, of which our contribution is sculpture.  We practice in our art, and in the art of our being, the principles of universal sisterhood and brotherhood between all people and with all nature, with reverence and humility.
We are a family team that consists of Todji, Gisele and Todji’s father Ken.  We offer Todji’s 30 years of professional sculpture experience, Gisele’s diverse creative and technical talents, along with Ken’s 55 years of licensed architecture experience as principle of his own firm Kenneth Kurtzman Architects and Planners LLC.
Todji and Gisele encourage audiences to embrace their own experience and interpretation of their sculpture.  We have learned the most about our own work by what audiences have shared with us about their own experience. 
We produce bronze and stainless steel public art sculpture for cities, developers and private collectors on a commission basis in all sizes, large or small.  We collaborate with our stakeholders to fulfill project objectives, and we aim to inspire countless generations with timeless sculptures that have a potential 4000 year longevity.
Our existing bronze sculpture designs are available (as seen on this website), and we also create one of a kind site specific designs for on a commission basis.  The site specific conceptual designs that we develop for public sculpture monuments are rooted in the research we conduct into local history, can include community participation in the present, and we draw on universal wisdom to serve the future.
We use traditional hand sculpting techniques combined with state of the art 3D sculpting, 3D drafting, and 3D printing for a smooth digital interface with other design professionals.
We have produced the creative concepts, sculpture, drafting, construction documents, fabrication, engineering, installation, community participation, and all other aspects of the practice for eighteen bronze monuments since 2006.
We work in the mediums of bronze, stainless steel and consciousness. Todji’s sculpting style is iconic, highly recognizable, and we invite you to sing your own winged heart, whether it be a work of inspired art, inspired business, or teaching; whatever it is that inspires you, that through your good work, we all make the world a better place for everyone.
Thank you for your interest in our work!
Love and health to you and all,
Todji, Gisele, and Ken
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