Steve Harpst has been
creating artwork and competing as an athlete nearly all his life.
He is currently training young fighters at the Burbank Boxing
Club, a program he founded in 1996. The qualities he feels that
make a great athlete...drive, energy, and a passion to win, are
the same qualities he pours into every work of art that comes
out of his studio.
Steve's sculptures begin in clay. This process takes
several weeks from sketch to completion. By the time the piece
is ready for casting, over 400 hours have been spent crafting
each clay original.
Using the lost-wax method, the sculpture is then
cast in bronze and finished with a beautiful patina that highlights
the finely detailed workmanship.
Steve's sculptures have recently been shown with
works by Leroy Neiman and have appeared in several television
and feature films. His bronzes have also been selected by the
World Boxing Hall of Fame for the induction awards at their annual
Banquet of Champions. His work has been featured both internationally
and domestically in the following television, print and film venues:
International Boxing Digest, USA Boxing Magazine,
El Diario (Uruguay) The USA Boxing News, Ringside Report, Ringsport,
Around The Ring With Danny Wambolt, San Gabriel Valley Tribune,
World Boxing Hall of Fame program, The Burbank Leader, The Burbank
Times, Film Roman Fine Arts Competition (Los Angeles), The Fine
Art Association of Burbank, Arizona Alumni Newsletter, top rated
Channel 9 Network News (Australia), ABC Television, and 20th Century
"2002 Best Sculpture"
"Best of Show 2001 - The Slugger"
"Best Sculpture 2001 - The Boxer"
"Best Trainer - 2001"