Samantha Combs (b. 1984) is a contemporary American sculptor working predominantly in cast bronze in Colorado. A fine arts graduate, Combs began working exclusively in bronze in 2017. She practices lost wax casting, a technique she learned as an undergraduate sculpture student.
Combs’ work focuses on illustrating the human condition with stylized animal figures. Her work has distinctive spiraling planes that are intricately layered and interwoven to mimic skeletal and muscular structures. A bold choice of color helps Combs to push the emotive context of her work.
Influenced by Italian Futurism, veterinary medicine, and her interest in emotional consonance and cognitive dissonance, Combs’ work has a pensive quality with an underlying wistfulness and seeming isolation. Her work has come to focus on illuminating emotional connections, their intensity, and complexity.
Her bronze sculpture has been included in Art & Cavallo (Verona, Italy), Sculpture in the Park (Loveland, CO), etc.