She wants her art to be fun, and to engage the imagination and creativity of other people. Sherry’s art is accessible and energetic. It encourages a reaction from the viewer whether that response is amazement, amusement, or even just a smile. Sherry enjoys anonymous opportunities to observe reactions of people experiencing her work.
Sherry loves the opportunity to place her sculptures into settings beyond the gallery. One of Sherry’s most renowned pieces is also her modus transportius. She drives a bright red ladybug pickup truck, which is often towing a matching long-lashed ladybug trailer, the latter of which serves as a personally curated art gallery.
Sherry hopes her art stretches the mind of the observer to perceive what, to her, is the art in ordinary things. In addition, she looks to mundane objects to expand her own creativity. For example, Sherry really loves to use toilet flush knobs and salt and pepper shakers in her work. She finds that they make perfect noses for sculptures.
Sherry’s News & Media
Sherry Tobin Vallejo Art & Architecture Walk
NBC Bay Area Proud: Vallejo Woman Comes Up With Unique Artistic Way To Help Neighbors Recover Treasures Lost In Napa Earthquake
Windows of opportunity for artists, empty storefronts – Daily Republic 10/4/15
Tobin’s mosaic totem pole installed at Vallejo ferry site – Times Herald 8/15/15
Utility boxes get a new look in public art project – Daily Republic 8/9/15
Public art project sprucing up Vallejo waterfront, downtown – Times Herald 8/6/15
EcoArt Camp gives kids recycling lesson – Times Herald 7/11/15
Artistic license: Fancy vehicles invade solano – Daily Republic 6/13/15
ArtCar Fest drives into Vallejo – Times Herald 6/13/15
Angel mosaic sculpture unveiled in Vallejo woman’s memory – Times Herald 01/10/15
Vallejo artist hopes to turn quakebroken glass into public art – Times Herald 08/29/14
Vallejo mosaic event turns natural disaster into beautiful art – Times Herald 08/30/14
Napa fair provides emotional rebuilding after earthquake – Napa Valley Register 09/21/14
Creative, free spirit uses art and enthusiasm to help promote Vallejo – Times Herald 02/11/14