A Birmingham native, Thurston Hamby holds an associates degree in graphic design while he currently seeks a BFA at UAB. A sculptor by nature, Thurston is also skilled in oil, acrylic, watercolor painting and ink.
" I always loved seeing magnificent works of art displayed on public buildings, it makes the environment we live in more enjoyable. Whenever I would travel, I would always see gorgeous, eye-catching works of art on buildings of all sizes. I would watch travelers and tourists react to the work(s) of art, how they would cluster up in groups to take pictures in front, or how they would get close and try to understand the artists intentions by studying the techniques. I quickly realized Birmingham needs this kind of attention and attraction, and I would like to aide in its, artistic uprise, and share my skill and talent to better the community."