Oklahoma-based sculptor Paul Moore describes his working studio as a rather unassuming building situated in an older section of his hometown of Norman. Despite being a bit run down when he purchased it nearly two decades ago, he knew it was perfect in size and location. “It is actually two, side-by-side segments of 2,000 square feet each, with another 1,000 square-foot extension at the rear of the right section,” he says. “When we started renovating the building, we kept the beautiful tin ceilings over what became the front room gallery, but otherwise we gutted the entire remaining sections.”
Eschewing the modern, Moore has called on his love of turn-of-the-century architecture and a plethora of salvaged items to create a studio space with a unique personality. “Luckily, I had learned a lot about carpentry from my Dad,” he says. “He was Southern Baptist minister whose calling was to fix up small churches and assist them in getting back on their feet.
In his studio
Heartbeat of Mother Earth