Bruce at moto studio
During the time he was working on his degree in sculpture in early eighties, the surrounding Pennsylvania country roads provided the perfect motorcycle playground that ultimately lead McQuiston to the race track. After winning the first WERA motorcycle road race he entered, the stage was set and since the early eighties, he has made a living as a race car driver, driver coach and race car engineer. Today, with the birth of Moto-Studio, McQuiston is distilling all of his talents into one endeavor: the creation of sublimely elegant, high-performance motorcycle machinery.
Bruce at McQuiston Sculpture
With a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Bruce has worked with many different wood species. In Pennsylvania, the local White Oak and Walnut trees provided a starting point for his work. The South Florida climate hosts many different species of hardwoods, both native and non- native, that offer McQuiston inspiration for his work.
The fact that some of the works, particularly those with the use of metal, reflect an automotive influence is no accident. In addition to being a sculptor, Bruce has worked in the car racing industry as a driver and a driver coach throughout the United States and Europe.
“No matter what I do, I cannot escape from my mechanical sensibilities. Two of the key elements required in both driving a racecar and creating sculpture are perception and control. While my goal is to control the design of the sculpture, I want to bring out the beauty from these magnificent trees and allow them to have an influence in the design process.”
Bruce McQuiston has been developing his ideas over a twenty-year period and continues to work on a daily basis. His use of natural materials in a modern context has been widely appreciated in the art community.
“South Florida offers incredible natural beauty. Unfortunately, that beauty is often unseen in our fast-paced urban world. My goal is to expose this beauty through the use of hardwoods in an environmentally conscious way, and let the trees have their final say in the form of these sculptures.”