Throughout childhood, Horn developed a deep love for art. In the summer of 1991, he recalls thinking “Art is more than just a part of my life…it is who I am.” This desire to create led him to apprentice with sculptor, Theodore Gall. During which time he decided, “sculpting is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing.” He was hooked and a passion was ignited within.
Over the next ten years, Horn gained invaluable experience in sheet metal fabrication, welding, and foundry processes by working in the industry and earning his certificate in mechanical drafting while providing for his young, growing family. In 2002, he founded a sculpture finishing business for metal sculptors of various genres which also allowed for exploration of his own personal style. However, the question of what to sculpt still remained.
In 2004, Horn began to sculpt to his passion. Inspired by ancient art forms, Japanese and Chinese culture, in particular, he realized the characters had everything he appreciated…aesthetically pleasing lines, balance, negative space, and meaning behind the form.
As Horn expands his body of work, he realizes what continues to draw him to calligraphy and brushwork is how it expresses the true passion of his life. A passion that exceeds the visual experience and reaches into the life of the viewer. One that communicates the beauty of life in the still moments, in the good times and even in the hardships. Horn’s sculptures create lasting moments of beauty that encourage the heart to live, to learn, and to hope in the future.
With over 20 years of sculpting experience, Horn is a master in his medium and has received various best of show and sculpture awards. His work can be seen in public and private collections, including Kaiser Permanente, North Central Michigan College, and Group Reality.