The other day in Discrete, I learned that Mr. Webb's roommate while at VCU was one of the art school's most successful sculpture and extended media majors. Tim Rusterholz had no idea of his talent and passion for sculpting when he first arrived at VCU, Tim pursued his MFA in sculpture from Tyler school of Art, graduating with a University fellowship. Now Tim is an accomplished figure modeler and digital sculptor. He teachers classes in digital fabrication, anatomy, and mold-making and sculpture studies at Tyler School of Art. In addition, he works as a shop technician that helps orient students to metal and woodworking.
Since he graduated from VCU, Tim has spent time traveling in Europe in Africa, collecting experiential research" towards his work. Over the last few years, Tim worked in exhibitions, construction, and education while establishing RustFab LLC, his art fabrication business based in Philly. His company specializes in custom productions and provides installation services for artists. Tim also continues to produce and show his own work around New York City.
Tim's work is primarily figurative. He uses a wide variety of sculptural media -- metal, wood, clay, and plaster. His most recent concentration are digital fabrication and CNC processing. I really enjoy the scale and provocative nature of Tim's work. His passion for manipulating materials to make the human figure resonates with me.