Don Modenbach


Don first came into being in 1980 when his alter ego Jim was living in Cologne, Germany. 'Modenbach' was the creation of an administrator in the German electricity supply company who came up with the moniker as the accounts department was seemingly unable to process the sculptor's proud Scottish surname. Lying dormant for much of the intervening period, it somehow seemed fitting that Donald Modenbach should live again, especially since this new existence is also born out of the flow of electrons - this time to bring life and form to pieces of metal in the 'Magic Garage' which nestles against a Pennine hillside in Yorkshire UK. Don is a self-taught artist with a background in writing, foreign language translation and photography.