Bronze Beauty

Timi Sobrato has always loved animals—particularly horses. As a kid, she took every opportunity to be around them: not only through riding, but also by drawing and painting them. Even after being awarded a master’s teaching fellowship at Loyola Marymount University following her B.A. in English, she remained a part of the international dressage and horse racing communities and pursued her artistic passions. After teaching literature at LMU, she was moved by the demand for her commissions to pursue a career in the arts full time. While she creates bronze pieces of all kinds of animals, her familiarity with horses led to her work being sought after by top competitors and collectors worldwide. It was art that connected her to her husband, John Sobrato, an ’83 Santa Clara graduate who shared her Jesuit values. His dedication to the University inspired her to create the untamable bronze Bronco—a piece that is gifted to members of the Founders Society.

Click through the gallery for a window into Sobrato’s bronze casting process.

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