I have been fascinated by nature since I was a child. I love how various organisms have amazingly perfect patterns in their anatomy and color schemes. I teach my science students about the physical adaptations of organisms that help them survive in their ecosystems and those lessons have been a major inspiration in my recent work. I try to create sculpture that is aesthetically interesting, but also blurs the line between what appears to be organic and inorganic. Sculpture has always been a therapeutic activity for me. The creative process allows me to express something from within and it allows me to connect to myself on another level. I try to live life to the fullest and make the most of every day.
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Billy Loftin has been a resident of Amarillo Texas since 1998. Loftin, a sculptor, has worked predominantly in the medium of hebel stone also known as aerated concrete. He has shown his work in multiple exhibitions at the Amarillo Museum of Art along with being a key figure in the Amarillo League of Contemporary Artists (ALCA) exhibitions back in the mid-2000s. In 2008 Billy’s son Cy was born and he took a hiatus from sculpture to focus on family and his other passions in life including photo journalism, documentary film making and teaching the wonders of math and science to 5th graders at Rogers elementary. In the fall of 2014 Loftin resurfaced as an artist and is once again producing sculpture.