Eco-Friendly Sculpture + Seating
Colin Selig (b.1964) is an American sculptor distinguished for creating climate conscious outdoor seating and sculpture. His work has been honored with national awards for its innovative and technical qualities including the ‘Most Interesting Products Award’ from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the ‘Exhibitor’s Choice Gold Award’ at the Smithsonian Craft Show. He was also recently named by CODAworx as one of 2021’s top 25 international “Creative Revolutionaries” leading changes forward in the arts. He has completed numerous commissions across the US for public and commercial locations including streetscapes, parks and plazas, municipal buildings, healthcare facilities, museums and retail properties. His work can also be found in private art collections.
Raised in an ecologically conscious household Colin learned the importance of conserving our planet’s resources from an early age, although his parents had mixed emotions when he took their message to heart and searched through nearby neighbors’ garbage on his way home from elementary school retrieving appliances and furniture to repair. He studied metal sculpting at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston while earning a degree in Philosophy from Tufts University in 1987. His education from that time included apprenticeships with a machinist, race car fabricator, and public art sculptor. For years he continued to master his craft, restoring a variety of antique vehicles before focusing on sculpting.
Colin resides and has his studio within an intentional community in the San Francisco Bay Area where a supportive group and bucolic environment provide not only the space for his creativity to thrive but a model for a sustainable ecological, economic and social existence.