$3,544

Scott Wilkes

She Urchin (2018)

Artwork Type
Dimensions
28x18x12.5 in
Techniques
This sculpture was created by welding hundreds of multiple sized discs together but most were 1 inch discs.. She stands 28 inches tall x 18 inches wide X 12.5 inches deep and weighs 42 pounds. After the discs were in place I spent a day and a half making the the spines and welding them in to place where the space was available for the whole piece...
This sculpture was created by welding hundreds of multiple sized discs together but most were 1 inch discs.. She stands 28 inches tall x 18 inches wide X 12.5 inches deep and weighs 42 pounds. After the discs were in place I spent a day and a half making the the spines and welding them in to place where the space was available for the whole piece was not supposed to be completly balanced because of the meaning behind it.. Very little is balanced in life so why should art not reflect that.

The piece from the artists perspective :

SHE URCHIN is a representation of a female personality type…. She is a beautiful girl who knows she’s beautiful and dangerous because she uses it as a weapon. She is a person who uses sexual allure as a tool. I made this piece because in this day of the me too movement we can not forget that there is is the counter creature. I will agree full hearted that there needs to be a reigning in of the older “ mens club “ type men.. and will address that issue in future work but this piece is about the woman who uses her beauty in a vicious way.. I tried hard to make you not be able to see the spines all through her front when looking straight forward at her. To me the spines around the sides are almost like rays of light, but thats just the deception.. How could they be ? They are black and sharp… but thats part of the deception… they break up the light on the sides to create the perception of rays of light when in actuality they are sharp spines out in in the open, but her beauty distracts you from that…He shiny being , glossy and rich in form, draws you in to where you forget anything other than her… till she gets you close,, and then you become lost in the curves, lost in the deception lost in the being you perceived versus the being that exists. Lost in her tangle, you are in trouble, yet only with time , and looking at her from multiple angles do you realize that the rays of light were never rays of light.. They were the spaces between the spines that you are now so ever so dangerously close to. So very dangerously close to. If you have any hope to survive the SHE URCHIN you must carefully pull yourself away without snagging yourself on her spines..Easley said but very difficult to do.

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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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