Beginning with his very first sculpture, “Boy on His Bike” created at the age of 10,
Herman Williams III was destined for a life of creative expression. Nineteen years later, he would step into the fullness of what it means to live and work as an artist, by creating and casting his own bronze sculptures.
For two years he worked at the New Arts Foundry in Baltimore, Maryland learning everything he could about the lost-wax and sand casting processes to create bronze sculptures. As part of the initial stage of creating the underlying framework, or armatures to support the models he wanted to cast, Herman discovered his love of working with wire. Over the years he has created more than 200 individual copper wire and bronze sculptures.
The desire to communicate ideas and feeling through multiple venues of expression led to creative writing, utilizing the same techniques he learned as a sculptor – letting the characters speak for themselves, the same way he allowed an individual sculpture to take shape in his mind.
His first fiction novel, “A Hero In Hell” 1991 to 1996 – fiction, is a thriller, and tells the story of reporter caught between an old flame and the horror of learning he has the ability to bring sculptures to life.
“A Hero In Hell” is the sequel to his current release, “Memoirs of An Extraterrestrial, TheNegro Conundrum.” He went on to write 3 plays, 7 screenplays for television and theatrical release, as well as a musical, “Satan on Broadway” and 2 more novels .
“Memoirs of An Extraterrestrial, The Negro Conundrum” will be available in May, 2012.
In the television business, Herman began as a production assistant on the Montel Williams Show, and was subsequently promoted to researcher, an associate producer, and producer.
After three years with Montel, he became a producer for MCA Universal to create a late night show for Lorrie Pike. This led to a producer/co-host spot on the first of its kind – MCA Universal’s “Last Call”, replacing Stuttering John Melendez.
He went on to work for Disney , producing a daytime chat-fest where he met Wendy Williams. He later created and executive produced the first Wendy Williams pilot, as well as his own Herman’s World, a late-night pilot for Tribune Entertainment.
Returning to Baltimore, he once again took up writing and sculpture, creating thirty copper wire sculptures for a one-man show at the Sub-basement Artists studios in 2007.
Herman also added to his lists of accomplishment the roles of choreographer/director, for an original dance piece titled, Dance of The Seven Chakras created for the non-profit youth dance company Womb Work, and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.