Two passions dominate this artist’s life: law and art. He is a practicing lawyer and also a skilled sculptor and painter. Errol is blessed with a well-developed left and right brain capacity to perceive life both Iinearly and as a whole at the same time. Errol has studied sculpture with renowned sculptors George Carlson, john Coleman, and Mehl Lawson, as well as Italian sculptors Bruno and Paul Lucchesi. His philosophy of art, as stated by Charles Hawthorne, is: “No artist is able to compete with nature - it is futile to try. The artist’s responsibility is to create works which evoke an emotional and intellectual response from the observer, not to please or impress the observer." In sculpting, his intent is to create a sense of movement and feeling unique to the subject. In painting, he is able to explore variations in color, technique and concepts. Painting plein air provides him free access to landscape and architecture, while his studio painting allows him time for experimentation.
Conchita, I 5”H x 14” Lx 7”W cast in a limited edition in bronze. Shown in precast form above.
Errol’s latest sculpture is released at this year's SLOPOKE. The maquette for the limited edition bronze is of Conchita Cintrón, perhaps the most famous torea, or female bullfighter, in history. A Chilean-born Peruvian, her father was the 2nd Puerto Rican to graduate from West Point. Born in 1922, she fought bulls from horseback and on foot in Peru, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and once in the US. She was gored at age I8 in 1940 but refused surgery and returned to the ring before retiring in 1950. She defied Spanish law restricting matadoras in dramatic fashion, but there is not enough space for that story here.
She died in 2009 after raising six children and working as a Latin correspondent. This sculpture is a remarkable tribute to an amazing woman. Errol also practices law with the firm Gordon | Gordon | Lawyers in Los Angeles, California. www.gordon-gordon.com