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Scott Wilkes

" Bubbles in the champagne room " (2019)

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34x20x12.3 in / 46.20 lb
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Metal
“ Bubbles in the champagne room “ completed 12-31-19 This piece was created by welding around 1000 small steel rods and a couple hundred varied sized steel discs together. It is the first piece where I tried to “clothe” the figure. She stands 34 inches tall x 20 inches wide x 12 inches deep and is mounted on a steel plate...
“ Bubbles in the champagne room “

completed 12-31-19

This piece was created by welding around 1000 small steel rods and a couple hundred varied sized steel discs together. It is the first piece where I tried to “clothe” the figure. She stands 34 inches tall x 20 inches wide x 12 inches deep and is mounted on a steel plate thats 16 inches x 12.25 inches so she can stand with grace. She weighs 46.2 pounds.

To me the artist:
When I was much younger,,, MUCH younger, I worked at a topples bar for a couple years and some of the images and girls kinda stuck in my mind. There was a girl who I mentally dubbed “ bubbles “ due to her rather large “ attributes “. She was an extremely sweet girl and her personality was also very bubbly. I just decidied to make the piece because I was feeling nostalgic and remembered the fun times I had while working there and wanted to make somewhat of a physical memory of those times. Exotic dancers tend to get a bad rap but many were their just to support their family or pursue higher education and cover the costs without backbreaking student loans. I have kept up with “ bubbles” over the years and can tell you she now owns and operates her own veterinary clinic.

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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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