Popop Welcomes Tyler Johnston

By in News on November 20, 2012

The Popopstudios art community warmly welcomes Bahamian multi-media artist, actor, and movie maker Tyler Johnston.

Tyler, an award winning film maker, recently founded the Bahamas Institute for Motion Pictures – an educational and cultural organization which aims to develop the motion picture arts in the Bahamas. He is currently working on a documentary about culture, identity and immigration in the Bahamas.

As the grandson of the internationally known sculptor Randolph Johnston, Tyler is part of the third generation of Johnstons who keep alive the family tradition of bronze casting.

In fact, when he isn’t at his newly attained studio in Nassau at Popopstudios, Tyler is often in Abaco at Little Harbour Art Studio, also known as The Foundry – the only bronze foundry in the Bahamas. Here, the Johnstons produce bronze sculptures using a 5,000-year-old technique called the Lost Wax Process.

The Bahamian national monuments of Sir Milo Butler and The Bahamian Woman and Child were sculpted at the Little Harbour Art Studio. Artwork from the foundry is known world wide –  one of the foundry’s pieces resides in the Vatican’s Museum in Rome.

Tyler believes in the practice of fine art as a means to spiritual growth. We are happy to that he has decided to be part of the Popopstudios community.

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