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Scott Wilkes

It was only part of the dance... (2017)

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28x14x12 in / 16.00 lb
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" It was only part of the dance " is a steel sculpture made by Scott Wilkes by welding thousands of small steel rods together. It stands tall welded to a thin base plate that is balanced so it will not topple over without a decent amount of force. Its polished and sealed so it will not rust but not intended for outside placement for the...
" It was only part of the dance " is a steel sculpture made by Scott Wilkes by welding thousands of small steel rods together. It stands tall welded to a thin base plate that is balanced so it will not topple over without a decent amount of force. Its polished and sealed so it will not rust but not intended for outside placement for the elements would not do it well. Kept indoors it should keep extremely well. Its almost like a mirror and is not colored . The pics of express it for all the colors it holds in the pics are picked up by its surroundings

To me : This piece has somewhat of a poignant meaning,, Its the part of a relationship or love with someone that ended before its time. Which leaves the dance unfinished, Sometimes a good relationship or love can get pissed on by factors we can't change or avoid or sometimes even see. The image is like a dance partner who isn't complete for the dance isn't ,, that its a faded portion of what it was supposed to be,,,still wonderful in ways, but not finished ,but the core beauty still is intact.
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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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