Parting Shot: Walkabout

February 2011 | BY | Issue 75, Spring 2011

For some people, a house is just a house. For Houston metal artist Harold Siefert, it’s the takeoff for incredible flights of fancy. A walking-the-dog house? Yes. A hiking house? Yup. A house on a swing? Why not?

It all began in 2000 when Siefert was laid off from his job as a banker at JPMorgan Chase. Rather than looking immediately for another one, he took an art class, then another, and another, and eventually gravitated to making bronzes full time. Home Bodies, his witty series of small cast-bronze sculptures, started out as a tribute to his late father, who always had lots of bird houses and feeders in his Chicago backyard.

“Somehow one day arms and legs came into play,” Siefert remembers, “and the Home Bodies series was born.”

8 Responses to “Parting Shot: Walkabout”

  1. Joan Siefert on February 16, 2011 @ 7:16 AM

    Great gift of talent. AWESOME WORK !!!!!

  2. I have the pleasure of owning a KILLER SHOE. Harold’s work is well worth collecting!

  3. I have the pleasure of knowing Harold and he is as interesting as his work.

  4. Nice body of work, Harold. Congratulations!

  5. to see more of my work

  6. Joan Cashion on February 18, 2011 @ 1:06 AM

    Great job, Harold!

  7. Terrific piece and pieces.

  8. Malcolm from Sydney on March 16, 2011 @ 3:24 AM

    Harold, fantastic work! Who would have thought this was possible when we met 20 years ago? :-)

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