Tim Walker and Samantha Pasapane are two sculptors who recently made the move to North Adams in pursuit of a germane (and beautiful) setting for a collaborative practice. Tim is a sculptor who works primarily with stone, wood, and found objects. Sam is a sculptor and metalsmith who uses the traditional foundry methods to create large-scale sculptures. Sam and Tim often work collaboratively to inspire and influence each other’s work.
Tim received his MFA in 2013 from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He has shown work at the Lea Gallery in Findley, Ohio, the Greenwood Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His sculptures can also be seen at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota, where he completed a year-long residency.
Sam received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Her sculpture work has been shown in galleries and sculpture parks across the United States. She has shown at such galleries as Front Street Galleries in Brooklyn and Sol Koffler Gallery in Providence. Her sculptures can be seen in Evansville, Indiana as part of the outdoor public sculpture permanent collection and at the Franconia Sculpture Park.
Since arriving in November, Sam and Tim have set up shop in the Blackinton Mill, where they’ve been working hard to get their first studio up and running. It’s been a lot of rust scrubbing, machine repairing, building, and organizing — but they’re about 80% of the way there and excited to be on the verge of making new work. Both of their artistic practices are material-driven, so they have also begun collecting some new stuff to jump start their creativity!
Tim and Sam plan to start producing functional objects for use within the home. Their products will consist of small items like wooden utensils, magnetic knife boards, and cutting boards… and larger pieces like prep tables combined with hide-a-way foldable seating, and other unique furniture designs. Their small business is built on the combination of necessity and art, which is a great way to make their work available to a wider audience. We’re excited to see how their collaborative endeavor will grow and flourish in our creative community!