of Infinite Possibilities by Jeff Tritel
Born in 1949 in Los
Angeles, Jeff Tritel did not embark upon his lifelong passion - sculpting - until the age
of eighteen. At the time he was enrolled in college, majoring in mathematics.
His artist roommate was involved in the process of copying a masterpiece as an
assignment. Jeff's response was, "Can't you do something original?"
As an argument ensued, his roommate finally said, "If you think it is so easy,
do it yourself!" Jeff immediately went to the art supply store, bought a large
quantity of clay and began work on a self-portrait. He was hooked, changing his
major to art and graduating in 1976 from the University of California with a BA in fine
art and a BFA in sculpture
Over the years, Tritel has challenged himself with most mediums.
He has sculpted in wax as a first step to the lost-wax method of bronze casting and
he has fabricated monumental mixed media pieces incorporating contrasts as diverse as fur
and fiberglass and bronze screen and pearlescent lacquers. His work mainly reflects
a figurative medium and he routinely draws from fantasy, mythology, psychology and music
for his inspiration.
The painstaking precision and thought which go into each
sculpture has earned him numerous awards as well as extensive media coverage. His
work has been featured on PBS TV and in gallery and museum shows around the country. He
has been called on as an authority on creativity and originality in several legal cases.
sculpt my feelings and experiences. I sculpt the human condition," he says.
"Even though we are all unique individuals, I find there are many common
threads that connect us. I find that many people are able to relate very strongly to
these sculptural expressions."
"I start with an intellectual premise. By
incorporating personal sculptural symbolism, I will reach the essence of the
subject." Tritel adds, "Rather than sculpting the musician, I sculpt the music.
Instead of the unicorn, I sculpt the magic."
For more information on Mr. Tritel, his current
sculpture, commissioning sculpture or visiting his Northern California studio, gallery and
sculpture garden, please contact Bonnie Tritel at 530.268.1048, email at email@example.com or visit