Earl Dismuke is a Mississippi sculptor who is dedicated to enhancing community life through the power of public art, all the while pursuing his passion of creating his own body of work. His sculptures are abstract, made from wood, steel cast aluminum, and found objects. He takes pieces from scrap yards and fabrication plants to create balanced compositions that are completely made from recycled materials.
Earl’s compositions are influenced by things he is experiencing in his current season of life, such as goals, relationships, joys, fears, family, and faith. He says, “I think that by inviting the viewer to interpret what the work means or what the artist was thinking, the viewer is forced to bring something of themselves into the work. I believe this binds the artist and the viewer”.
Earl graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in sculpture. He is a co-founder of the Yokna Sculpture Trail in Oxford, Mississippi, a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission 2019 Visual Arts Fellowship Grant, and a member of the International Sculpture Center. He curated the outdoor portion of the University of Mississippi Museum of Art’s first major indoor/outdoor exhibition which featured the work of internationally renowned sculptor, George Tobolowsky. He also recently led the effort to bring Oxford it’s first outdoor mural on University Avenue. Earl loves connecting with people through art and currently works out of his home studio in Oxford, Mississippi with his wife and four children.
136x76x36 painted steel $6000
14”x14” polished steel $650
5’6”x5’6” painted steel $3500