“Octopus is dynamic and intriguing. Painstakingly hand fabricated from #316 Marine Grade Stainless-Steel, The Octopus captures a true sense of movement yet maintains perfect balance. The fine workmanship of this highly finished sculpture need speak only for itself.”
Artist // Sculptor
Todd Stuart was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1970. He completed his study of Industrial Design at Curtin University Perth Western Australia in 1992. Initially employed as creative designer at ARTIFEX AUSTRALIA he created new innovative ranges of upholstered commercial furniture. These were brought to fruition through Todds hands-on involvement to handcraft the concepts in the workshop to form the initial proto-type proofs in the 3 dimension form. In 1994 Todd commenced his own business which focused on creating & implementing bespoke furniture designs for some of the highest profile Interior designers, Architects & projects Australia wide.
In 2005 Todd gained a substantial project in the Middle East that saw him set up a new business in Dubai. Todd has gained client confidence in several countries throughout the Middle East for his creativity, ability to implement, craft & deliver to the highest quality, large scale projects of a custom nature. In 2009 to 2011 Todd was able to gain a number of commercial sculpture commissions in both Oman & Dubai.
In early 2011 Todd returned to reside in Victoria & further explore his passion for sculpture. Sculpture as a medium has become one of Todds favorite outlets to freely express his inner creative being without the restrictions that oppose this idea in the commercial world.
As a young boy Todd was influenced by his father, whose profession was teaching secondary school children manual arts. As a consequence to this Todd spent a lot of time accessing his fathers workshop, creating, making & experimenting in many different material types. From his secondary school years until now Todd has had a deep passion for conceiving, developing, crafting & creating across a variety of mediums. Todd has been recognized & awarded for this throughout his time with awards from City Council for Craftsmanship (age 11), National award from secondary school for craftsmanship (age 17) & several awards from the Furniture Industry Association Australia for best design innovation crafted for leather upholstery.