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Scott Wilkes

Waiting in the winter willows (2018)

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34x21x12 in / 18.00 lb
Techniques
" Hidden within the woods " is a steel sculpture created by Scott Wilkes . It was made by welding nearly a thousand small steel rods together and the stained with acid and painted to embellish some of the curves depth. This piece is Scotts first " concept " piece. It stands on a steel plate and balanced to stand tall with grace...
" Hidden within the woods " is a steel sculpture created by Scott Wilkes . It was made by welding nearly a thousand small steel rods together and the stained with acid and painted to embellish some of the curves depth. This piece is Scotts first " concept " piece. It stands on a steel plate and balanced to stand tall with grace and not toppled over without undue force. It is the original , not cast, and it will not be cast and no reproductions will ever be made.

To me the artist : this piece is a concept piece where I stepped outside the box and wanted to cross what I can touch with the things I can't .. I sometimes see bodies and faces in so many other things in things like clouds, mountains, trees , or even a pancake cooked just the right way.
What I wanted to achive with this piece was to hide a women's form within the trunk and branches, The right side ( when looking at it ) was to show the curve of the female form. The left branches on the side were to fill out part of the ribcage. The top branches to create the breasts and flow of the body. Once done I splashed it with acid to turn the colors.

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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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