Eugene Daub and Rob Firmin met in 2004 and established Daub & Firmin Studios, LLC (D&F), a two-artist partnership which has a successful track record of researching, designing, creating, and installing significant public monuments. D&F is devoted to the aesthetic illumination of important histories and uplifting allegories--created in monumental scale. Most of the team’s works include realist-figurative and bas-relief sculptures cast in bronze. Other materials include stone, glass, terrazzo, and synthetic stone.
D&F also designs its own landscapes, pedestals and contextual architecture with support from structural engineers. The studio has won many national commissions, including: a sculpture of Thomas Jefferson founding the University of Virginia; Abraham Lincoln-as-a-Boy at his birthplace for the Commonwealth of Kentucky; four monumental dual-figure niche Allegories to Civilization in the Utah-State Capitol rotunda; a comprehensive sculpture and landscape design featuring twenty-one bronze and stone monuments honoring the unique history of African Americans in Oklahoma set on two-acres of the Oklahoma state-capitol grounds; a monumental Julia Tuttle, founder of Miami Florida; and A National Salute to the US Military in San Diego.
The partner’s business and production expertise enables professionalism in budgeting and project management.