About William Casper
My goal is to capture movement, emotion and intimacy through textured surfaces and torso angles. Shadows and surface treatment create dynamic energy in each piece.
I strive to present the boldness of the figure and pose – front and center in every sculptural effort. I have recently been inspired by the strength, balance, and contemplation of yoga poses: no ornamentation, only coiled energy while maintaining meditative stillness.
My influences are some of the great 20th century figurative artists, particularly Sir Jacob Epstein’s powerful portrait sculptures using dappled surfaces to create depth of shadow, movement and expression.
Bill’s passion for sculpture began in the mid-1970s when he was in college, and he has participated in various sculpture groups in the Boston area since.
Bill was a founding member of the Concord Sculpture Collaborative in 2003, and he is a member of the New England Sculptors Association and the Guild of Berkshire Artists. He lives in the Berkshires.
Apprehensive, My View, and Here I Come were all selected to the Guild of Berkshire Artists 2019 Fine Art Show, Lenox, MA.
Here I Come, Surrender, and Camel Pose were all selected by the Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY for a January, 2019 invitation show titled Body Beautiful II.
Confident, selected as one of 34 artists by the Berkshire Museum for a Summer, 2018 juried show titled Art of the Hills.
Camel Pose, selected for inclusion into a joint Newburyport Arts Association/New England Sculptors Association 2018 art show titled Getting to Know You.
Here I Come, Moment, Josh, Line of Focus, and Camel Pose were all selected by Berkshire Money Management for their Winter, 2018 show titled New Art in an Old Building, Dalton, MA.
Line of Focus, selected by the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY for the 2017 exhibition titled Influence and Inspirations.
Moment, selected as one of twenty artists for the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition by the Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA in 2017, where he was voted the People’s Choice Sculpture Winner.
My View, selected by the Marblehead Arts Association 2015 Art Show, where he won Best in Show – Fine Arts Category.