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Scott Wilkes

Fragment of bliss (2017)

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15x17x10 in / 7.50 lb
Techniques
" A fragment of bliss " is a steel sculpture by Scott Wilkes made from welding somewhere around 1000 small steel rods together. This piece in not cast and is the original nor will there be any casts or reproductions. The piece is mounted on a steel plate so it can stand free and is balanced to that it won't topple over . Its been ground...
" A fragment of bliss " is a steel sculpture by Scott Wilkes made from welding somewhere around 1000 small steel rods together. This piece in not cast and is the original nor will there be any casts or reproductions. The piece is mounted on a steel plate so it can stand free and is balanced to that it won't topple over . Its been ground smooth and sealed so it won't rust. It is not designed to be an outdoor piece for the elements could cause it issue. Kept indoors it should be just fine.

To me the artist this piece is a representation of a sultry thought, a sexy memory or desire. Incomplete in nature for its just a fragment of bliss. I saw this piece through my own memories, but I also saw how it could be more than just my memory ,but a thought, a dream, a desire or a fantasy. I stood it up in a way that doesn't look like it could be. Standing tall on a tiny point of its mass. I wanted to make it seem a bit unreal, yet real and fantasy like all at the same time. Dali is one of my idols , I guess in some ways that the floating feeling came from my love of his work.

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Scott Wilkes
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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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