$3,575

Scott Wilkes

Swaying in the field of reeds (2016)

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32x19x12 in / 18.00 lb
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" Swaying, in the field of reeds " is a steel sculpture created by Scott Wilkes which is somewhat of an introspective piece. Made by welding thousands of small steel rods together and then ground and sanded to create a smooth flowing form. She is mounted on a steel plate so she can freely stand alone. She is not for wall mount. She is sealed...
" Swaying, in the field of reeds " is a steel sculpture created by Scott Wilkes which is somewhat of an introspective piece. Made by welding thousands of small steel rods together and then ground and sanded to create a smooth flowing form. She is mounted on a steel plate so she can freely stand alone. She is not for wall mount. She is sealed to protect her from the elements but I would not recommend her for outdoor placement. She stands 32" tall x 19" wide x 12" deep and weighs 39 lbs.

The meaning to me behind this piece was more of a concept based on some recent events in my life,,

The Field of Reeds (sometimes called The Field of Offerings), known to the Egyptians as A'aru, was a mirror image of one's life on earth. The goal of all was to live a life that you would want to live again in the afterlife. The swaying, is the winds of change that come from many directions and could be as gentle as a breeze or as hard as a blistering gust which could uproot so many good intensions.

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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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