“My work has always been about people.  I have a love for the human form.  When I draw or sculpt individuals, I try to capture more than a likeness.  I want to depict the gesture of their movement and the essence of their spirit.  But beyond that, I have always wanted to tell stories, about my personal world, the world that my models inhabit, and the larger world we live in.  In this way, I think of much of my work as “figurative humanism”.

After completing his undergraduate degree in humanities at Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey in 1977, Homer studied figure drawing and sculpture with Sigmund Abeles at the University of New Hampshire-Durham. In the 1980’s he studied under Peter Agostini and completed his Master of Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1986, he traveled to England and Italy as an artist-in-residence with the University of Georgia at Athens.

 In 1993 Homer was one of the sculptors who worked on the restoration of the bronze Freedom Statue that sits atop the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. In the late 1990’s he began creating sculptures for churches, including Holy Family Catholic Community in Maryland, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Colorado and St. Paul Lutheran in Jefferson, Maryland.  Homer has done commissions of animals, including two heroic-sized bronze Diamondback Terrapins.

 Homer has exhibited his work at galleries and colleges in many states around the country, as well as England and Italy.

 

 

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