Attebery, Mark

TENDRIL GROVE NO.1 by Mark Attebery

Tendril Grove No1

This sculpture is located in the sculpture garden. Metal sculptor and multi-media artist Mark Attebery worked previously in stained glass, with over one hundred glass works installed throughout California.  In addition to visual arts he’s had a busy career as a composer. He has received numerous music commissions from dance companies, including the Oakland Ballet & Malashock Dance Co. Mark received awards from the San Diego Arts Commission, the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation and Meet the Composer Inc.  The American Ceramic Society included Mark’s recordings of experimental clay musical instruments in a CD & Book titled From Mud to Music. He teaches at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York.  Mark fabricates his forged and welded steel sculptures in his Nyack, New York studio. His work is exhibited throughout the United States.

Artist Statement: As a sculptor I’m interested in depicting beauty, stillness and most of all a life energy coursing through metal. Flowing movement and sensuous growth observed in nature inspire recent sculptural work. While primarily abstract, these steel sculptures suggest natural phenomena and living organisms inspired by both botany and astronomy. Graceful gestures are forged using traditional blacksmithing, then welded and finished with patinas, electro-plating, automotive paint or powder coating. These are personal choreographic gestures in metal, aiming to capture moments of elemental grace observed in the natural world.

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