$6,250

Scott Wilkes

The holes in my ill fitting armor (2013)

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40.5x21x13 in / 32.00 lb
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" The Holes In My Ill Fitting Armor " Is the earliest sculpture work by Scott Wilkes. Made from hundreds of varied sized steel plates welded together to create a rough yet smooth male form. He stands 40.5" tall and 21" wide and 13" deep and weighs 77 pounds. Unlike most of my pieces this one has a front and back side. He...
" The Holes In My Ill Fitting Armor " Is the earliest sculpture work by Scott Wilkes. Made from hundreds of varied sized steel plates welded together to create a rough yet smooth male form. He stands 40.5" tall and 21" wide and 13" deep and weighs 77 pounds. Unlike most of my pieces this one has a front and back side. He is mounted on a steel plate to stand upright and firm. This piece is somewhat of a self portrait and my first figurative sculpture. This piece was made soon after my divorce from a woman I had been married to for 16 years. To Me: It is a representation of the how unprepared I was for this horrible emotional battle I had to face with her, as much as myself, and the scars it left upon me.. broken, battered, missing pieces with holes which left me unguarded and defenseless in areas. Crude and rusted in spots, it weathered the storm as best as possible, and although wounded, I live to tell the story.

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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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