Tovey Halleck lead the Sanctuary’s welding sculpture workshops for our public art project. His sculptures are made out of metal bars, rails, beams, and other found objects. He saws them systematically before shaping and soldering them, thus suggesting and interesting sence of space, movement, and force. These sculptures, which, like lost caterpillars, seem to be in constant search for a hard to find state of rest and peace, manage to alienate but also charm the viewer through their bewildered sense of movement.
Tovey is a member of the Rivington School, with which he has welded art gardens and other fantastic structures. Tovey is also the farmer of a 12-acre farm in Roxbury, NY, dedicated to sustainable growing techniques.