Born in 1980, Ryan Schmidt is an Arkansas-based sculptor whose passion for sculpture began in childhood. Schmidt began working in cast aluminum, later in bronze and ultimately found the everlasting properties of stainless steel with its brilliant reflection. His focus on stainless steel as a medium of choice has led to the creation of enduring and reflective sculptures that invite contemplation and reflection.
In 2002, he established Rykan Expedition, Inc. and started combining landscaping, water fountains, and outdoor sculpture. Later, he moved to Los Angeles and spent 5 years focusing more on producing sculptures while establishing his gallery connections. Schmidt returned to his hometown in Bryant, Arkansas in 2015 to expand the production of sculptures. Schmidt's mission is to inspire and uplift through his art, and his sculptures have a timeless quality that adds beauty to any setting.
His works of art can be found in outdoor spaces, galleries, and private collections across the United States.
32 x 12 in
81 x 31 cm