Arlene Fins’ interest in sculpture began some years ago on a New England beach. "One day I started sculpting
people in the sand, just having fun. I lost all sense of time. Finally, I looked up- and my sculptures had attracted
a crowd." This first exploration with art in three dimensions, and the pure enjoyment of it, led her to take classes
at the DeCordova Museum. She's never looked back. She's gone on to study with world-class teachers, exhibit in
galleries, win juried competitions, and teach.
Arlene has an extensive background and education in the arts, including a long career as a graphic artist/illustrator
and a B. A. in Theater Arts/Music. These inform and influence her work. Her characters begin with the model
and some clay, but they come to life through Arlene’s talent at capturing human moments.
I sculpt to express something of the human condition. I want to capture and make three-dimensional a moment of
emotion and character. Exploring the human form, proportion, and energy is how I find the right gesture, tilt of the head,
facial expression that will reveal what person the sculpture was meant to be.