Todd Warner - With warmth, humor, and sensitivity, sculptor Todd Warner has been creating his imaginarium of sophisticated whimsy for over 30 years. From life-size cowboys and Indians, to butlers and brahma, to bigger-than-life ostriches and armadillos, Warner's sophisticated whimsy adorns lobbies and living rooms, entryways and offices, zoos, museums.

From his Boca Raton, Florida, studio, Warner brings clay to life. A heartfelt smile from on-lookers and collectors is his measure of success. "There's an innate sense of humor in my work, but I'm not going for the belly laugh. I love to make people smile. I couldn't fight being humorous, if I had to. Hopefully, my sculptures are whimsical and sensitive; they have their own spirit."

Internationally known for his irresistible animal sculptures, Warner captures with vision and insight the essence of animals, Preserving not only the animals of nature, but also the nature of animals.

Above all, Warner seems to connect directly with the souls of animals, enabling him to recreate the llama who seems to beg for warm milk, the cow with loving eyes of a mother, or a quizzical orangutan.

Warner's love for animals was sparked in his childhood growing up in rural central Michigan. Spending most of his time in the woods, Warner made friends with the groundhog and owls. "I learned to walk quietly up to chipmunks and deer, or they would come close to me. There was a communication both ways. I don't believe animals operate purely on instinct. They have personalities: it's just whether you crack the code. It seems I can feel their souls and they mine."

A love for sketching drew Warner to study art over veterinary medicine at Central Michigan University. After a brief period teaching art, Warner realized that he was most attracted to the design and creation of his sculptures. Warner's decisive move to South Florida brought new inspiration - the sun, people and wildlife. Warner's signature sculptures were born: Flattened, elongated figures with their varied personalities range from 12 inches to eight feet tall.

The sculptures are a tricky meshing of three different elements wedded structurally and visually to look like a single substance. The head is sculpted in clay; (the nostrils are always done first: Warner wants to make sure it can breathe.) the flat, shinny body is of birch cabinetry wood; the legs are of steel drilled into the body, and, for the free standing sculptures, into a fossilized coral base. Sculpted epoxy resin then covers it completely, unifying transitions. Finally, the painting pulls it all together and the fanciful creature is born.

Todd Warner Honey Bear Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Honey Bear Dinner Bell
£40.00

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 8.5"


Todd Warner Cat Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Cat Dinner Bell
£40.00

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 6 "


Todd Warner Chicken Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Chicken Dinner Bell
£40.00

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 8.5 "


Todd Warner Crocodile Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Crocodile Dinner Bell
£40.00

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 8.5 "


Todd Warner Frog Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Frog Dinner Bell
£40.00

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 6.5 "


Todd Warner Moose Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Moose Dinner Bell
£40.00

 

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 8.5 "


Todd Warner Pig Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Pig Dinner Bell
£40.00

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 8.5 "


Todd Warner Walrus Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Walrus Dinner Bell
£40.00

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 8.5 "


Todd Warner Walrus Dinner Bell
Todd Warner Zebra Dinner Bell
£40.00

Creature Dinner Bells - Open edition
Approx Height 8.5 "


Todd Warner Plum Crazy
Todd Warner Plum Crazy
£450.00
Todd Warner Strawberry Delight
Todd Warner Strawberry Delight
£425.00

The Pizzaz!!! Series - 150 World Wide edition
Approx Height 28"

The Pizzaz!!! Series - 150 World Wide edition
Approx Height 24"


Todd Warner Pig
Todd Warner Ram

Todd Warner Pig
£200.00

Todd Warner Ram
£200.00

The babies first steps Series - 250 World Wide edition
Approx Height 9 "

The babies first steps Series - 250 World Wide edition
Approx Height 9 "


Todd Warner Elephant
Todd Warner Rooster
£200.00
Todd Warner Elephant
Todd Warner Elephant
£200.00

The babies first steps Series - 250 World Wide edition
Approx Height 10"

The babies first steps Series - 250 World Wide edition
Approx Height 12 "