Randy Colbath is a Maine born sculptor who utilizes found and salvaged wood as well as stone and metal in his work. He derives inspiration from the unique properties of each piece of wood he approaches, forming its imperfections and quirks into prominent features of his completed pieces.
He is currently working on wood from the "Herbie Project." Herbie was the oldest elm tree in New England and was recently cut down in Yarmouth Maine due to Dutch Elm disease. Randy plans to make a life size sculpture of the 101 year old man who kept the tree alive, and donating it back to the town.
As an engineer aboard merchant vessels, he photographed in many countries around the world. Later in his shipping career, his metal fabrication skills gave way to metal sculpture. A chance meeting with a wooden bowl maker inspired him toward his present course. Randy retired from shipping in 2007 and now works as a full time artist.
Randy's future plans include larger sculpture and looking towards public art projects. He currently works in a studio in Bangor.