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Scott Wilkes

Tears in a kaleidoscope (2018)

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37x20.5x14 in / 13.15 lb
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“Tears in a kaleidoscope” is an original steel sculpture by Scott Wilkes created by welding nearly 1000 small steel rods and small plates together. This is the first piece where I have added color to the piece. The plates are either a translucent dark purple or cobalt blue. She stands 37” tall and is 20.5” wide by 14” deep and weighs 29 pounds. She...
“Tears in a kaleidoscope” is an original steel sculpture by Scott Wilkes created by welding nearly 1000 small steel rods and small plates together. This is the first piece where I have added color to the piece. The plates are either a translucent dark purple or cobalt blue. She stands 37” tall and is 20.5” wide by 14” deep and weighs 29 pounds. She is mounted on a steel plate so she can stand with grace.

to me the artist: This piece was done as a representation of a good friend, former girlfriend ,, one who I still hold dear and stay in touch with. The person in question who I will only name with her intials C.L is a wonderful person.. She is beautiful on the outside which made the piece so easy in ways to make. She is also beautiful on the inside. She has so many attributes .She is smart, and funny, and a bit sassy and works hard. She is a good mother, a good friend, a good daughter , a good lover , a good whole person… yet she’s sad a lot ..I wish she could feel her being like I have.. I made this one just for her to see that somebody see’s how good a person she is,,,to let her know she is a kaleidoscope. Whats hard though is that this wonderful person deals with depression issues which seems so strange to me for she is such a completely good person. But that is the nature of depression, It can effect anybody. This is why there are tears in the kaleidoscope. Keep you chin up darlin ,I’ve always got your back… ; 37

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Scott was born in the early 70s on the east coast. Son to a chemical engineering professor and a school teacher. After bouncing around many states and even more cities Scott landed on his own in...


Scott was born in the early 70s on the east coast. Son to a chemical engineering professor and a school teacher. After bouncing around many states and even more cities Scott landed on his own in Austin Texas at the age of 17. He attended college by day and created leatherwork by night. The leatherwork lead to a show that was created basically by accident to feature his work in a fashion show. He then wrote, directed and performed in that show on on a weekly basis for 14 years. Then life changed dramatically due to a family tragedy and the show closed and Scott went to work as a roughneck welder for the next 10 years. While raising his daughter alone on a shoestring budget he began to sculpt with scrap steel from the shop to cope and keep busy.  He is self taught and  has been sculpting now for about 5 years and his primary subject is the female form. His goal is to take the chaos of a rigid medium thats cold, hard and sharp and pattern it in to soft flowing forms , smooth to the touch that convey warmth and emotion.

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