After years of autodidactic experimentation, Troy Pillow has developed a uniquely whimsical style of kinetic and static sculpture. Pillow is inspired by the contrasting forms of organic nature and precise geometry which create an ease of union between nature and modern design. Whether he partners fused glass with rusted steel in bold, powerful forms, or contrasts vibrantly hued kinetic elements against weathered steel, Pillow always manages to unite disparate elements with a signature, understated simplicity.
Pillow's background in architectural engineering and environmental design from the University of Colorado informs structural choices, materials, and ensures fluidity of movement in all kinetic pieces. The resulting lightness with which each piece seems to flow with the flux of the wind has earned Pillow commissions throughout the country. His work can be found in corporate collections, public art projects, select galleries and private collections across the United States including AVA Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA; University Hospital, Cleveland, OH; Towbin Motor Cars, Las Vegas, NV; Art in Public Places, Bend, OR; City of Lakewood, Lakewood, CA; Atlanta Botanical Park, Atlanta, GA; and Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue, WA.