Sculptor Timothy Schmalz Franciscan Sister Interview Part 2

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

October 24, 2021

Sculptor Timothy Schmalz is interviewed by Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Cecilia Joy Kugel. This is part two of a recent interview. If you did not view Part 1 please click here: Sculptor Timothy Schmalz Franciscan Sister Interview Part I – Franciscan Sisters (

For over 25 years, figurative artist Timothy has been sculpting large scale sculptures. His pieces have been installed worldwide, some of his most reputed pieces in historical churches in Rome and at the Vatican.

Timothy describes his most important work as visual translations of the Bible. “I am devoted to creating artwork that glorifies Christ. The reason for this devotion, apart from my Christian beliefs, is that an artist needs an epic subject to create epic art. I describe my sculptures as being visual prayers. When I create a three dimensional sculpture in bronze I am quite aware that it will last longer than myself. I realize I am between two things that are much more durable than myself: Christianity and bronze metal. It is between these that I have developed a subtle appreciation for what Saint Francis meant by “instrument”. Learn more about Timothy and his work at

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