Bruce Chapin

"The more I create, the less I reveal. I find the universe a strange and marvelous place. I am still trying to figure it out. The workings of the known universe make complete sense to me, and simultaneously seem completely absurd. "

In his sculptural work, Bruce Chapin explores the mysteries of the universe, the known and the unknown, meaning and lack of meaning.

Working primarily in wood, Chapin keeps his methods simple, hand carving each piece and finishing it with acrylic, milk paints, or encaustic.

The artist was rejected from kindergarten for failing the "Philosophy of Life" portion of the entrance exam. He has struggled ever since to regain his self-worth and to find direction and meaning in his life. Realizing early on that being an artist would only add to the eternal futility of his meaningless life, he decided that by embracing that futility he might, just might, find meaning.

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Zeek MoonBee Baby
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 120
$ 102
Zoot MoonBee Baby
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 120
$ 102
Zozo MoonBee Baby
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 120
$ 102
Ziro MoonBee Baby
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 120
$ 102
Zark MoonBee Baby
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 120
$ 102
MoonBee with Cloud Catcher
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 195
$ 165.75
CatBird
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 250
$ 212.50
MummyBoy
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 3,400
$ 2,890
BirdMan
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 260
$ 221
Moonboy Slumber
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 220
$ 187
MoonBee with Bird
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 195
$ 165.75
Angel MoonBee
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 185
$ 157.25
Half-Angel MoonBee
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 260
$ 221
Drone MoonBee
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 170
$ 144.50
MoonBee with Idea
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 185
$ 157.25
The Philosopher
Wood Sculpture

by Bruce Chapin
$ 1,000
$ 850
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D. C., National Building Museum, 2010
Baltimore ACC Craft Show, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Convention Center, 2006-2009
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, Philadephia Convention Center, 2008
Washington Craft Show, Washington, D. C., Washington Convention Center, 2006-2007
Crafts Boston, Boston, MA, Seaport World Trade Center, 2007, 2009,2010