"I was asked to develop a piece for a man as a memorial for his wife. It was placed at the Omaha Botanical Gardens, where his wife had worked. Sandhill Cranes seemed fitting since cranes mate for life. This piece depicts the migrating Sandhill Cranes settling in for the night." As an artist with diverse sculptural interest, Dee has explored concepts for design from different cultures, images and philosophies over the last thirty years creating over one hundred sculptures. Raised in a small town, Clements grew up drawing and received his BFA at the University of South Dakota. After a tour of duty in Korea as a helicopter pilot he attended the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a Masters degree in sculpture.
Dee Clements is an artist with diverse sculptural interests: exploring concepts for pieces from different cultures, images and philosophies.
Clements grew up drawing the human figure and received his BFA at the University of South Dakota. After a tour of duty in Korea, as a helicopter pilot, he attended the University of Northern Colorado attaining a Masters degree in sculpture. He has lived in Loveland, Colorado since 1979 and has created over 120 sculptures. An exciting area of Clements’ art has been commissions both large and small. Using his study of abstract design combined with his extensive background in representational sculpture has enabled Clements to create pieces that stand the “test of time”. A defining work, “Desert Holocaust Memorial”, in Palm Springs, California, is an example of Clements’ use of powerful figurative sculpture in conjunction with strong architectural design.