This sculptor is not only an accomplished three dimensional artist, but also a bronze foundry owner and metal finisher. Both his heritage and spiritual experiences have been inspirations. Celtic and Native American themes are evident in many of his works. Greg Standard enjoys working with the 5000 year-old tradition of bronze casting. He states “Working in bronze is like stepping back in time, both with my hands and with my place in the world.”
Standard says he knew he wanted to work in bronze in college. “I had always done art,” he says. “In college I majored in Graphic Design but I learned really fast I didn’t want to do that. So I changed my major to Fine Art and then I worked in a foundry right after college. I’ve been doing bronze for 25 years.” Along with being a bronze sculptor, Standard is a master metal finisher. In 2006 he and his wife opened a fine art foundry in Hill City, South Dakota, Black Hills Bronze, which is the region’s only foundry.