Depth of Form is an abstraction of the fluid movements of the human body, reflected by the undulating edges and creases. It is made from cold-cast aluminum and was originally made from clay in 2018.
Burmood’s work is inspired by the unseen forces in our world. As a child, Burmood spent his free time walking along a creek that carved its way through a wooded area. The forces that determine the path of the stream also govern the rocks, vegetation, and creatures that surround it. Though their reactions to these forces differ, they remain related.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jacob Burmood is a graduate from the University of Kansas, where he received his MFA in Ceramics in 2013. He graduated with a BFA in Sculpture in 2006 from Missouri State University in his hometown of Springfield, Missouri. He has been working as a professional sculptor since 2005 and currently lives in Kansas City. Jacob is also an educator and has held several teaching positions. He currently teaches Sculpture courses at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.
His focus is large-scale outdoor sculpture made of a variety of materials including bronze, cold-cast aluminum, and fiberglass. Burmood has worked closely with galleries, design teams, and engineers to create works of art that fit the needs of the client and stand the test of time in an outdoor setting. His most recent commissions include works for Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO; Fire Station #1 in Lawrence, KS; The National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, TX.
Burmood found his niche by participating in outdoor competitions after making large works in graduate school. He still participates in these competitions and has installed large-scale sculptures in dozens of cities across the United States from coast to coast. These competitions give him the freedom to explore new ideas and allow him to continue experimenting. His current focus is on the use of fabric to express the fluidity of nature. These fabric forms are cast in bronze or cold-cast aluminum and have been installed as both permanent and temporary installations in Chicago, IL; Cary, NC; Springfield, MO; Lawrence, KS; Peoria, IL; Hattiesburg, MS; St. Joseph, MO, Olathe, KS; Knoxville, TN.