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Sculpture: Metal, 3D Sculpting, Paint, Wood on Aluminium, Wood, Other.
Warbird is a modern mixed media wall sculpture. It was inspired by science fiction, spaceships, and old military vehicles. But like Mid-century modern design, it combines the use of organic materials, similar to old war machines which often times incorporated both wood and metal in the design. Warbird features an large aluminum and copper disc at the center which was part of an industrial machine. The MDF and wood frame outlines the center disc. Like old utilitarian machines, WarBird shows signs of age and distressing, perhaps it has been through several decades and is still in service. The solid cherry wood was repurposed from a 60 year old Queen Anne table. I really love to combine items that where never meant to be paired together and make them work in harmony.
My goal was to make a piece that is at once, both modern and vintage. It could be old or could be from a future time. To me that raises questions about age and machinery. Some machinery lasts more than human life and lives on for generations. Other equipment lasts mere years and it sent to disposal as obsolete scrap.
This piece is extremely heavy. Substantial wall support will be needed for mounting (Must be stud mounted).
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection
Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in New York