I’m a mixed media artist.  Specifically, I make abstract / contemporary sculptures using metal, recycled styrofoam, acrylics and glass (kiln-formed or mosaic).

My personal aesthetic tends towards highly textured and dynamic surfaces – the latter a holdover from decades of working with clay.  As a matter of fact, I spent the last few years finding my niche only to discover I was using styrofoam and acrylic texture compounds the same way I worked in the insanely malleable medium of clay.  I was back home.

My sculptures are built using steel, aluminum or styrofoam as the foundation and/or armature.  The surfaces are then covered with various texturing compounds providing a design surface that I colorized with metal coatings, patinas and acrylic paints.  Sometimes I’ll add glass or other metal elements to the design.

I have literally spent a large part of my life figuring out how to make my art.  Quality is a big deal to me.  So is joy – I truly enjoy making art.  I hope you enjoy the results.

Buying Mark Art

My artwork will soon be for sale on one or more online art sales platforms and through my Etsy shop.   In the meantime, all available artwork in the galleries will include a price if you cursor over the image (Note: this may not work on a mobile phone).  If there is no price, it’s sold.

I’m happy to accept commission work.  Please understand that everything I do is totally one-of-a-kind and exactly reproducing anything is unlikely.

In any event, for more information on anything, please contact me.

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