AFTP_M7FBevent.jpg

Magnificence of Seven

Featured showcase of 7 Austin Artists

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12th, 2:00-6:00pm

WEST Austin Studio Tour: 11:00am - 6:00pm (Saturday, May 12th- Sunday, May 13th & Saturday, May 19th- Sunday, May 20th)

Exhibition runs until Saturday, June 16th

(click on image for more info)

____________________________

Magnificence of Seven is an exhibition with seven participating Austin artists!

Unique & Spectacular artwork in a variety of mediums; acrylic, alcohol inks, carbon steel, encaustic, gouache, oil, resin, scratchboard and watercolor. Come and view the Magnificence!

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 12th, 2:00-6:00pm

FB EVENT | EVENTBRITE

Featured Artists

Bryan Macilko, Connor Teseny, Evan Runyon, Janis Fowler, Katie Ryan Donohue, JR Rapier, & Scott Wilkes

W18_Promo_graphic.jpg

WEST Austin Studio Tour:

WEST Austin Studio Tour:

Location Numbers: #210 - #218

11:00am - 6:00pm (Saturday, May 12th- Sunday, May 13th & Saturday, May 19th- Sunday, May 20th)

Magnificence of Seven: Bryan Macilko (#215), Connor Teseny (#211), Evan Runyon (#213), Janis Fowler (#212), JR Rapier (#217), Katie Ryan Donohue (#216), & Scott Wilkes (#210)

The Terrific Two: Art From The Streets (#218) & Carla Yeatts (#214)

FB EVENT | EVENTBRITE

  • Bryan_Macilko_A Watchful Eye_Austin Art.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_AnolesAlone_Austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_Bayena_Austin Art.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_Blissful_Austin_BryanMacilko.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_Cuddlefish_Austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_ Dream of a Colorform Landscape_Austin_Art.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_ Prayer to the Moon_Austin Art.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_Robbie_Austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_The_Lion's_Share.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_Koi_Austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • artist_BryanMacilko_YinYang_austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_A Watchful Eye_Austin Art.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_AnolesAlone_Austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_Bayena_Austin Art.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_Blissful_Austin_BryanMacilko.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_Cuddlefish_Austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_ Dream of a Colorform Landscape_Austin_Art.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_ Prayer to the Moon_Austin Art.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_Robbie_Austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • Bryan_Macilko_The_Lion's_Share.JPG
  • Artist_BryanMacilko_Koi_Austin_BryanMacilko.jpg
  • artist_BryanMacilko_YinYang_austin_BryanMacilko.jpg

Bryan Macilko

"A Watchful Eye"

Encaustic and wood over Clayboard | 8" x 24" | $350

The winter season is symbolic of the passage of time into old age. Both the older man and the older dog have a watchful eye on the exuberant young pup.

"Anoles Alone"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 12" x 12" | $325

"Bayena"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 5" x 5" | $95

I went on a whale watching tour while in Mexico and was inspired to create a piece in tribute. Their eyes seem to express a world weariness and wisdom.

"Blissful"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 5" x 5" | $95

To me, this is a very apt title. I want to be there. On a mountaintop, under a shady tree, a cozy blanket and a lazy nap.

"Cuttlefish"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 5" X 5" | $95

This subject of a cuttlefish is all about movement and sinew.

"Dream of the Colorform Landscape"

Medium: Encaustic over Clayboard | 16" x 16" | $395

Always my favorite dream. Flying, or more specifically, gliding like a kite. I catch air and survey the land below

"Fan Coral Haven"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 5" x 5" | $95

I'd like to think of these little guys finding a safe place to spend their day.

"Koi"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 4" x 4" | $75

The koi is symbolic of good luck and perseverance. Two things I am hopeful will swim my way.

"Prayer to the Moon"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 5" x 5" | $95

This is my interpretation of Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon.

"The Lion's Share"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 12" x 36" | $395

The lion fish is such an aptly named fish. Both preening and aggressive, it instantly becomes the center of attention and the "king" of it's environment.

"Robbie"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 6" x 6" | $120

My goal with this piece is to convey the heft and massiveness of the Rhino.

"Yin Yang"

Encaustic over Clayboard | 8" X 24" | $395

"This piece is my interpretation of the Chinese theory of yin yang, or the balance of female and male energy"

GET TO KNOW THE AUSTIN ARTIST:

As an off and on news junkie, my daily routine usually involves checking into world affairs, but this has been an exercise in frustration as of late, so I find myself unplugging and delving into my creative side lately. I consider myself to be very fortunate that I have discovered this creative outlet. It is the ultimate in personal freedom. After all, I have the freedom to create a world as I see it....in all its beauty if I so choose.

  • connor_teseny_amythest_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_bonnethead_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_buzzframed_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_caiman_austin_artist.png
  • Connor_Teseny_Chip_Austin_Art.jpg
  • connor_teseny_clairvoyant(lynx)_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_climb(cream)_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_climb(mossgreen)_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_cluck_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_emergeb_austin_artist.png
  • Found It - Connor Teseny - Austin ARt.png
  • connor_teseny_gulfshrimp_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_honeybees_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_honeybees_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_look_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_monkparakeet_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_naner_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_observe_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_orpingtonrooster_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_roosta_austin_artist.png
  • Connor_Teseny_Seahorse_austin_artist_austin_gifts.JPG
  • connor_teseny_southernghornbill_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_tarpon_austin_artist.png
  • Connor_Teseny_The_Hunter_Austin_Artist.jpg
  • The journey - Connor Teseny - Austin Art.png
  • connor_teseny_whitebass_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_amythest_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_bonnethead_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_buzzframed_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_caiman_austin_artist.png
  • Connor_Teseny_Chip_Austin_Art.jpg
  • connor_teseny_clairvoyant(lynx)_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_climb(cream)_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_climb(mossgreen)_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_cluck_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_emergeb_austin_artist.png
  • Found It - Connor Teseny - Austin ARt.png
  • connor_teseny_gulfshrimp_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_honeybees_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_honeybees_austin_artist.jpg
  • connor_teseny_look_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_monkparakeet_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_naner_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_observe_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_orpingtonrooster_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_roosta_austin_artist.png
  • Connor_Teseny_Seahorse_austin_artist_austin_gifts.JPG
  • connor_teseny_southernghornbill_austin_artist.png
  • connor_teseny_tarpon_austin_artist.png
  • Connor_Teseny_The_Hunter_Austin_Artist.jpg
  • The journey - Connor Teseny - Austin Art.png
  • connor_teseny_whitebass_austin_artist.png

Connor Teseny

"Amethyst"

Ampersand scratchboard with ampersand ink | 5" x 7" | $195

I usually use animals for subjects but I decided to change it up a bit and create a little stone. It was a very fun and unique form to construct.

This piece is framed in one of my custom, handmade, CJTProducts frames.

"Bonnethead"

Etching on bfk rag paper, framed | 5" x 7" | $195

Sharks are remarkably beautiful and misunderstood creatures. I’ve caught (and released) a few of them and they truly are an animal you’ll never be able to fully appreciate unless you handle them. The shark that has always had the biggest impact on me is the bonnethead. They’re a very beautiful and unique type of hammerhead shark. I saw it fitting to use some dynamic line-work to show off these amazing little sharks.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"Buzzz"

Scratchboard on ampersand with ampersand inks | 6”x 6" | $275

This is the first piece I created for my little line of bees. I drew this piece up in black and white last year and decided it would be fun to recreate it with color.

This piece is framed in one of my custom, handmade CJTProducts frames. special frame made for it made out of some 100 year old milled longleaf pine from the a historic building in the historic square of Georgetown.

"Caiman"

Ampersand scratchboard with ampersand ink | 5" x 7" | $225

Aquatic reptiles are remarkably beautiful animals. I saw a documentary on caiman and this one bright olive green one stood out to me so I decided to create it. I saturated the color in my work a bit more than the natural tones to bring out the brightness I see in these animals.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"Chip the Chipmunk"

Ampersand scratchboard | 5" x 7" | $210

I’m not really sure what inspired me to create this little chipmunk. It was one of those ideas that just popped up randomly in my head. I wanted to give this piece a creative perspective to really sink the viewer into the chipmunks world, so I used a slight worms eye perspective and created a frame out of wood that’s a little thicker than I normally use to create a bit more depth.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"Clairvoyant"

Lynx on ampersand scratchboard | 8” x 8” | $450

I don't create many mammals as they typically don’t call out to me but the lynx is a bit different. The gaze they have was so striking to me, and when I learned that "lynx" is deprived from the Indo-European root "luek" which references the luminescence of their eyes, it backed up my observation and I had to create one.

This piece is framed in one of my limited edition, custom handmade CJTProducts frames. The wood was harvested from a historic building in the historic district of Georgetown. Its 100+ year old longleaf pine. This old wood has very unique mill marks that help identify its age. This is the second of these frames we have made (identified by the markings I burn on the back).

"Climb (cream)"

lithograph on pastel paper | 12” x 15" | $250

This is my first litho I did in a printmaking class. Litho is a very complex chemical process involving your printed image being on the same plane as the surface of the printing material, and revolves around the idea of water and oil repelling each other. It has a very unique look, I really enjoyed learning the basics of this old style of printmaking.

"Climb (moss green)"

lithograph on pastel paper | 12” x 15" | $250

This is my first litho I did in a printmaking class. Litho is a very complex chemical process involving your printed image being on the same plane as the surface of the printing material, and revolves around the idea of water and oil repelling each other. It has a very unique look, I really enjoyed learning the basics of this old style of printmaking.

"Cluck"

linocut on pastel paper | 10" x 12" | $165

"Emerge"

Etching on bfk rag paper, framed | 7" x 9" | $120

I recently drew up a bonnethead on scratchboard and had the idea to start transferring my drawings to as many media as possible. I figured this bonnethead shark would be very fun to do as an etching. My line-work was etched in for an hour, and the aquatints ran up to 8 minutes in the acid.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"Found It"

Ampersand scratchboard with ampersand inks | 6” x 6" | $250

The third piece in my little line of bees. I was at a park and saw these really unique looking flowers and had to try my hand in creating one of them. Of course a flower isn't complete without some bee friends!

This piece is framed in one of my custom, handmade CJTProducts frames.

"Gulf Shrimp"

Etching on bfk rag paper, framed | 6" x 7" | $100

As someone who fishes the Texas gulf coast a lot I’ve handled a lot of shrimp, and there’s something about these little buggers I love. They’re such odd looking animals.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"Honey Bees"

etching | 4” x 9” | $150

I loved how my scratchboard honeybees came out so I decided to transfer the drawing and make an etching out of it. Bees are a huge influence on my art. Even though I have a bit of an irrational fear of these little guys, they help the ecosystem so much and I love'em! All of these are types of honeybees and in order from top to bottom are...Giant Honey Bee, Western Honey Bee, Asian Honey Bee, Koschevnikovi Honey Bee, Philippine Honey Bee, Red Dwarf Honey Bee, and the Black Dwarf Honey Bee.

This piece like all my work is framed in a custom, handmade CJTProducts frame.

"Honey Bees"

ampersand scratchboard with ampersand inks | 5” x 7" | $225

Bees are a huge influence on my art. Even though I have a bit of an irrational fear of these little guys, they help the ecosystem so much and I love'em! All of these are types of honeybees and in order from top to bottom are...

Giant Honey Bee, Western Honey Bee, Asian Honey Bee, Koschevnikovi Honey Bee, Philippine Honey Bee, Red Dwarf Honey Bee, and the Black Dwarf Honey Bee.

This piece like all my work is framed in a custom, handmade CJTProducts frame.

"Kotton Kandy " ((Hippo)Kampos (seahorse))

Ampersand scratchboard with Ampersand colored ink | 8" x 10" | $250

I’ve done a few of these seahorses in black and white by request, so I figured I’d drop some color in one. The name seahorse came from the greek combination of “hippos” which means horse, and “kampos” meaning sea monster, so I tried to work the original name into a fun title.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"Look"

Oil on canvas panel | 8" x 10" | $200

Frogs are one of my favorite animals both to look at and handle. They’re such goofy yet striking animals. This is my first finished oil painting I’ve brought to gallery so I decided to do a fun little red eyed tree frog to introduce this new media to my portfolio.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"Monk Parakeet"

Ampersand scratchboard | 8" x 10" | $225

Monk parakeets are a very funny and unique part of the weird little Austin ecosystem. How could I resist creating one!

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"Naner"

Linocut on pastel paper | 7” x 9" | $150

I love bananas, and I love carving linoleum, so I created this fun little linocut!

This piece like all my work is framed in a custom, handmade CJTProducts frame

"Observe"

Prismacolor Colored Pencil on Black Strathmore Paper | 5” x 7" | $225

Red eyed tree frogs have slowly become a repeating motif to my art. They're such expressive little creatures. Fun to think how such a small slimy animals can have such unique personalities.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade CJTProducts frames.

"Orpington Rooster"

Prismacolor colored pencils on pastel paper | 16" x 20 " | $500

Roosters/chickens are a subject I absolutely love recreating. They are one of my favorite animals after all.

This piece is framed in one of my custom, handmade, CJTProducts frames.

"Roosta"

Etching on bfk rag paper, framed | 7" x 9" | $140

Roosters/chickens are some of my favorite animals, so I decided to do an etching of one! Etching is a very unique and long process of printmaking. This one was etched into a copper plate using ferric acid.

This piece is framed in one of my custom, handmade, CJTProducts frames.

"Southern Ground Hornbill"

Ampersand scratchboard with ampersand inks | 9" x 12" | $275

I saw some southern ground hornbills in a documentary and had to create one. They have a very calm, wise feeling. It’s amazing to see animals that radiate feelings like that.

This piece is in a CJTProducts frame that is custom handmade and recycled wood!

"Tarpoon"

Ampersand scratchboard | 12x16" | $400

I’ve always found skeletons very interesting. Especially those of fish. They have such a unique structure that holds them together. I decided to do this tarpon (king of the minnows) as its one of my favorite fish!

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

"The Hunter" (Harpy Eagle)

Ampersand scratchboard | 11"x14" | $450

I love birds of prey. The Harpy eagle has always been a bird Ive been in awe of. They're huge powerful birds but they're so elegant and delicate at the same time. I wanted to capture that in this piece showing a Harpy eagle perched high up with an arowana it had just caught.This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade CJTProducts recycled wood frames.

"The Journey" (Hummingbird)

Ampersand scratchboard | 5”x7" | $165

I recently made a trip to Rockport this summer, and loved all the hummingbird themed merchandise they had there. The hummingbird migration is meshed in the culture down there and inspired me to make this piece.

This piece is framed in a custom handmade CJTProducts frame

"White Bass"

Etching on bfk rag paper, framed | 6" x 8" | $100

Every late winter/early spring, my dad gets very excited to go catch white bass while they were running. They’re a really beautiful fish powerful fish. I mixed some graphite ink to get a slightly shiny value to this piece.

This piece is framed in one of my custom handmade, recycled, CJTProduct frames.

GET TO KNOW THE AUSTIN ARTIST:

Nature has always been my biggest inspiration. My goal is to replicate the beauty of wildlife in as many different media as I can.

  • Evan_Runyon_Abell_austin_artist.jpg
  • Loch - Evan Runyon - Austin Art.png
  • Evan_Runyon_Lychee_austin_artist.jpg
  • Evan_Runyon_ThistlesMilk_austin_artist.jpg
  • air study 9.jpg
  • air study 10.jpg
  • air study 13.jpg
  • air study 17 'malevich'.jpg
  • air study 19.jpg
  • air study 22.jpg
  • air study 23.jpg
  • air study 30 'for jacob'.jpg
  • Evan_Runyon_Abell_austin_artist.jpg
  • Loch - Evan Runyon - Austin Art.png
  • Evan_Runyon_Lychee_austin_artist.jpg
  • Evan_Runyon_ThistlesMilk_austin_artist.jpg
  • air study 9.jpg
  • air study 10.jpg
  • air study 13.jpg
  • air study 17 'malevich'.jpg
  • air study 19.jpg
  • air study 22.jpg
  • air study 23.jpg
  • air study 30 'for jacob'.jpg

Evan Runyon

"Abell"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper, mounted on wood panel | 32"x48" | $1,200

"Air Studies (series, #4)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Air Studies (series, #7)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Air Studies (series, #9)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Air Studies (series, #10)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | $100

"Air Studies (series, #13)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Air Studies (series, #17)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Air Studies (series, #19)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Air Studies (series, #22)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Air Studies (series, #23)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Air Studies (series, #30)"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper | 8" x 10" | $100

"Lychee"

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper, mounted on wood panel | 16"x32" | $500

"Thistle’s Milk" - SOLD

Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil pastel, & pencil on paper, mounted on wood panel | 32"x48" | $1,200

GET TO KNOW THE AUSTIN ARTIST:

I only have a few rules for myself when I'm painting, the most important of which is that I have to act on any idea that surprises me. I savor those unplanned moments when an accident or a sudden thought opens up a new route previously hidden from view. That principle is the root of my improvisational approach to acrylic painting, and I've spent the past few years exploring and developing that process.

Recently, I wanted to challenge myself to maintain that looseness and creative flow while introducing a more careful and measured compositional aspect. I also wanted to start exploring a wider array of marks and textures by bringing in watercolor, ink, pencil, and oil pastel. Each medium has its particular weight and texture, which can be exploited for interesting combinations and contrasts. As always, I remain fascinated with the balance between structure and chaos, architecture and nature, lightness and heaviness, open spaces and constricting lines, fine details and blurred fields of color.

  • Aquatic  Abduction - Janis Fowler - Austin Art.png
  • janis_fowler_betty.JPG
  • janis_fowler_caroline.jpg
  • Cassandra - Janis Fowler - Austin ARt.png
  • janis_fowler_charlotte.jpg
  • janis_fowler_cherry blossoms at mount fuji.jpg
  • janis_fowler_crystal (3).JPG
  • janis_fowler_golden geode.jpg
  • janis_fowler_blue geode_austin_artist.jpg
  • janis_fowler_hair by bowerbird.jpg
  • janis_fowler_i keep looking for something more.jpg
  • Janis_Fowler_Jennifer_Austin_Art.jpg
  • Octopursuasion - Janis Fowler - Janis Folwer.png
  • Quit Playing Game with My Heart - Janis Fowler - AUstin Art.png
  • janis_fowler_samantha_Austin_Art.JPG
  • janis_fowler_sandra.jpg
  • Janis_Fowler_Sarah_Austin_Art.jpg
  • janis_fowler_springtime on jupiter.jpg
  • janis_fowler_theo.jpg
  • janis_fowler_zara.jpg
  • Aquatic  Abduction - Janis Fowler - Austin Art.png
  • janis_fowler_betty.JPG
  • janis_fowler_caroline.jpg
  • Cassandra - Janis Fowler - Austin ARt.png
  • janis_fowler_charlotte.jpg
  • janis_fowler_cherry blossoms at mount fuji.jpg
  • janis_fowler_crystal (3).JPG
  • janis_fowler_golden geode.jpg
  • janis_fowler_blue geode_austin_artist.jpg
  • janis_fowler_hair by bowerbird.jpg
  • janis_fowler_i keep looking for something more.jpg
  • Janis_Fowler_Jennifer_Austin_Art.jpg
  • Octopursuasion - Janis Fowler - Janis Folwer.png
  • Quit Playing Game with My Heart - Janis Fowler - AUstin Art.png
  • janis_fowler_samantha_Austin_Art.JPG
  • janis_fowler_sandra.jpg
  • Janis_Fowler_Sarah_Austin_Art.jpg
  • janis_fowler_springtime on jupiter.jpg
  • janis_fowler_theo.jpg
  • janis_fowler_zara.jpg

Janis Fowler

"Aquatic Abduction"

Framed oil on canvas | 36"x48" | $1,750

A young woman in a green paisley bikini struggles with a red octopus who is attempting to drag her underwater, presumably to do bad things to her

"Betty"

Oil on Panel | 12"x16" | $500

A lady with an afro and flowers in her hair looks out form a pink background with wildflowers in place of her body.

"Caroline"

Gouache and resin | 30" x 40" | $1,750 - SOLD

A blond lady looks out from a crimson background. She wears branches covered in vines and honeysuckles and a male cardinal lands on her shoulder, coming to visit his mate who is nesting in a 3D painted void in the woman’s chest.

"Cassandra's Daydream"

Oil paint on panel |16"x20" | $495

Girl with glasses and closed eyes with nude female form being dropped into a coral reef in her dress area

"Charlotte"

Gouache and resin mixed media | 16" x 20" | $600

A lady with black hair reclines on a blue-green background with mixed media geode over her body.

"Cherry Blossoms at Mount Fuji"

Oil and Silver Leaf on Canvas | 30" x 30" | $1,550

Cherry blossoms bloom in front of Mount Fuji in the distance, silver leafing was applied to canvas under the water to create reflection of light on water.

"Crystal"

Oil on Panel | $1,750

A lady with light hair with purple bits in it looks out from a grey background with a snowy mountain scene in place of her body.

"Geode (Golden)"

Resin, glitter, gold leaf, and crushed glass | 26.5" at its widest points | $475

A yellow and gold mixed-media geode made of dyed crushed glass and resin with gold-leafed edges.

"Geode (Blue)"

Resin, glitter, and crushed glass | 26.5" at its widest points | $475

A blue and aqua toned mixed-media geode made of dyed crushed glass and resin with iridescent blue edges.

"Hair by Bowerbird"

Gouache on Panel | 12" x 16" | $450

A woman with red bowerbird on her head stares to the right as the bird styles her hair to try and attract a mate.

"I Keep Looking For More"

Oil on Panel | 11" x 14" | $450

A lady wearing a crown made of thorns and eyeballs gazes out from a purple background.

"Jennifer"

Gouache and resin on panel | 12"x24" | $550

A lady with brown hair looks out from a yellow background holding an impasto-style flower. Her shirt is cut out and 3D painted with a colorful abstract resin scene.

"Quit Playing Games With My Heart"

Gouache and silver leaf in layers of resin | 16"x20" | $950

A play on the board game operation… a lady with a realistic 3D painted heart suspended in her chest area looks out from a yellow background with operation tweezers behind her.

"Samantha"

Oil on Panel | 24"x 30" | $1,750

A blond lady looks up from a blue background, with a snow-laden winter scene in the place of her body.

"Sandra"

Gouache, resin, and crushed glass | 16"x 20" | $575

A pony-tailed lady with closed eyes on a pink background with mixed-media geode over heart

"Sarah"

Oil on Panel | 24" x 30" | $1,550

A lady with an afro relaxes with eyes closed in front of a yellow background, with a heavy-brushstroke flower waterscape in the place of her body.

"Springtime on Jupiter"

Resin and Alcohol Inks | 23" x 23" | $950

This piece is a remote-controlled, dimmable lightbox (it plugs in) that is topped with colorful resin “blooms,” resembling a field of flowers from another world. Made with resin poured into different types of silicone baking molds with alcohol inks suspended in them.

"Theo"

Oil on Panel | 24"x 24" | $1,550

A gentleman with silvery jewelry and ear cuff and eyes closed poses in front of a blue background with hands on his head.

"Zara"

Gouache, resin, and crushed glass | 30" x 40" | $1,750

A lady with white hair with shaved side looks out from a crouched position on a seafoam green background. A mixed media resin geode is in place of her dress.

GET TO KNOW THE AUSTIN ARTIST:

I am a mixed-media artist living and working on the East side of Austin, Texas. I am constantly searching for the next fun technique or new medium to try, and I experiment fearlessly with media ranging from traditional paints to found and re-purposed objects not typically used as art materials. My subject matter is typically figurative, but I occasionally like to break the high concentration with moments of abstract fun and colorful spontaneity.

  • Apollo - JR Rapier - Austin ARt.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Aquarius_austin_artist.jpg
  • ARies - JR Rapier - AUstin ARt.png
  • Bastet - JR Rapier - Austin ARt.png
  • Blodeuwedd - JR Rapier - Austin Art.png
  • JR_Rapier_Cernunos_Austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Devaduta_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_DixiesThunder_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_DriftHeart_austin_artist.jpg
  • Eaostre - JR Rapier - AUstin ARt.png
  • Flidais_Rapier_lowresimages.png
  • JR_Rapier_GoddessWithin_austin_artist.jpg
  • HueHuecoyotl - JR Rapier - Austin Art.png
  • JR_Rapier_IndianChatSerenade_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Luxury&Chaos_austin_artist.jpg
  • Our lady - JR Rapier - Austin Art.PNG
  • Ratatoskr - JR Rapier - Austin ARt.png
  • JR_Rapier_RootAzul_austin_artist.jpg
  • Satet - JR Rapier - Austin ARt.png
  • JR_Rapier_TetheredWhispers_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_TexasFairies_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Theweightofawoman_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Torc_Triath_Austin_Art.JPG
  • JR_Rapier_VenusAwakening_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Womb_austin_artist.jpg
  • Apollo - JR Rapier - Austin ARt.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Aquarius_austin_artist.jpg
  • ARies - JR Rapier - AUstin ARt.png
  • Bastet - JR Rapier - Austin ARt.png
  • Blodeuwedd - JR Rapier - Austin Art.png
  • JR_Rapier_Cernunos_Austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Devaduta_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_DixiesThunder_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_DriftHeart_austin_artist.jpg
  • Eaostre - JR Rapier - AUstin ARt.png
  • Flidais_Rapier_lowresimages.png
  • JR_Rapier_GoddessWithin_austin_artist.jpg
  • HueHuecoyotl - JR Rapier - Austin Art.png
  • JR_Rapier_IndianChatSerenade_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Luxury&Chaos_austin_artist.jpg
  • Our lady - JR Rapier - Austin Art.PNG
  • Ratatoskr - JR Rapier - Austin ARt.png
  • JR_Rapier_RootAzul_austin_artist.jpg
  • Satet - JR Rapier - Austin ARt.png
  • JR_Rapier_TetheredWhispers_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_TexasFairies_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Theweightofawoman_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Torc_Triath_Austin_Art.JPG
  • JR_Rapier_VenusAwakening_austin_artist.jpg
  • JR_Rapier_Womb_austin_artist.jpg

JR RAPIER

"Apollo"

Acrylic on canvas | 6” x 12” | $340

The crane was usually considered to be a bird of Apollo the sun god as a herald of spring and light.

Apollo is said to have disguised himself as a crane when on visits to the mortal world.

"Aquarius"

Acrylic on canvas | $1,200

An uprising drift adorned with delicate and timid blue blossoms.

"Aries"

Acrylic on canvas | 16" x 16" | $650

Aries, meaning Ram, is the first astrological sign in spring during which everything comes to life, the Arians are believed to be always vigorous and passionate.

"Bastet"

Acrylic on clayboard | 5" x 5" | $150

This cat skull belonged to Mia who was the pet of a friend in Blanco. Mia died at a very old age in the woods and friends found her body, but her head was missing It wasn’t until months later the same friends found her skull on a hike. I call this painting Bastet.

"Blodeuwedd"

Acrylic on clayboard | 5" x 5" | $150

This skull belongs to a barred owl. Blodeuwedd is a Welsh goddess who face was made of flowers. The turn of events in her own infidelity against her husband came with punishment of magicians turning her into an owl. In her new form she mourns the loss of love and reminds us that our relationships are fragile, and our beauty is only skin deep.

"Cernunnos"

Acrylic on canvas | 36” x 46” | $1,950

Cernunnos is a horned-god found in Celtic mythology. He is connected with male animals, particularly the stag in rut, and this has led him to be associated with fertility and vegetation.

"Devaduta"

Acrylic on canvas | $2,625

White butterflies visit an ancient oak. The oak represents old age, while the butterflies represent the ancestor’s messages.

"Dixie’s Thunder"

Acrylic on canvas | $1,800

A girl in red cowboy boots standing tall from the thunderstorm, trees grow at her feet. Her power is creation.

"Drift Heart"

Acrylic on canvas | $720

A colorful drift that resembles the shape of a heart, or some may see the shape of a woman.

"Ēostre"

Acrylic on clayboard | 5" x 5" | $150

The pagan goddess Ēostre represents spring, fertility and dawn.Her name gives us the word "Easter.” Jack rabbit or hares are considered taboo to harm or hunt as they are believed to be shape shifters of women.

"Flidais"

Acrylic on canvas | 24” x 24” | $850

In Irish Mythology she is known for the goddess of cattle and fertility. She is also the woodland goddess of shamanic shape shifting.

"Flora Khloris"

Acrylic on canvas | $1,450

A celebration of spring on drift. Flora Khloris is the goddess of spring.

"Goddess Within"

Acrylic on canvas | $725

A seductive woman’s face is revealed in this vibrant representation of a tree knot.

"HueHuecoyotl"

Acrylic on canvas | 9” x 12” | $375

In Aztec Mythology Huehuecoyotl is the god of music, dance, mischief, song of Pre-Columbian Mexico. He is the patron of uninhibited mal sexuality. Huehuecoyotl translates to mean very old coyote.

"Indian Chat Serenade"

Acrylic on canvas | $2,625

A drift acting as a mating perch for the Indian Chats songs.

"Luxury and Chaos"

Acrylic on canvas | $1,450

A male figure frustrated at keeping his decadent cake together - overindulgence has its consequences.

"Our Lady of the Woods"

Acrylic on canvas | $1,900

A broken tree branch depicts the face of a mother and child.

"Ratatoskr"

Acrylic on clayboard | 5” x 5” | $150

In Norse Mythology the tree of life, Yggdrasil,lives the squirrel, Ratatoskr, who runs up and down the tree to deliver messages between the eagle at the top and the dragon at the roots. He is believed to be a little troublemaker as he purposely creates animosity between the top and the bottom of the tree with the messages he delivers. Some would believe his duty to warn either side of the tree of each other’s plans.

"Roots Azul"

Acrylic on canvas, framed | 12" x 12" | $275

A close up representation of sage roots in dense New Mexico soil.

"Satet"

Acrylic on canvas | 36” x 46” | $1,950

Satet, the Egyptian the water goddess of the Nile and the annual flooding of the river. She was an early war, hunting, and fertility goddess and revered as the mother of the Nile River.

"Tethered Whispers"

Acrylic on canvas, framed | 20" x 48" | $1,200

An up close representation of intricate and dramatic sage roots dancing in the dense New Mexico soil.

"Texas Fairies"

Acrylic on canvas, framed | 46" x 46" | $2,625

A view of an oak tree branch adorned with Texas flowers left by the fairies.

"The Weight of a Woman"

Acrylic on canvas | 36" x 36" | $1,900

A masculine figure, an alien, attempting to court his human bride who has collapsed from fear - Her fear is heavy, and so is his heart.

"Torc Triath"

Acrylic on canvas | 9" x12" | $375

A portrait of Torc Triath, King of Boars, an Otherworldly creature who belonged to the Goddess Brigid.

"Venus Awakening"

Acrylic on canvas | 36" x 40" | $1,950

The transformation from a struggling child to a free and developing young female - the cycles of life events.

"Womb"

Acrylic on canvas | 32" x 46" | $1,950

A headless female figure folded in her “luminous” egg topped with a rooster that carries a piglet. The rooster symbolizes the powerful and protective parent, while the pig symbolizes good fortune and fertility.

GET TO KNOW THE AUSTIN ARTIST:

My art represents a personal transformation and a lifelong process of accepting myself. It exists as storytelling. I feel it gets richer as my artistic journey unfolds. I have been asked, “Why do you paint what you do?” At one time, the answer revolved around being intrigued by obscure objects in nature and wanting to pull out the colors and the form into a composition. It was true at the time. But I was also drawn to paint landscapes and driftwood because I knew I could do it. I can recreate the form and the colors and, voilà! What emerged was a painting that I felt good about because it looked like the subject matter. It was somewhat safe from criticism, like the branches extending a certain way, and shadows falling a specific way. My inner critic was in charge of my creativity, but it also helped me develop my skill as an artist. It grounded me and satisfied my ego.

As years pass, and as I complete a painting, a layer of myself is revealed. A re-birthing occurs every time. When I start a new piece, I go through a process. I’m attracted to a vision or an object. My creativity comes through the composition and color. And then I get lost trying to perfect it. I fall into self-doubt about the piece itself, and I sometimes begin to doubt my journey to sustain my life as an artist. But my drive to reveal the final work is strong! I push through, completing the painting, and I love it. I exhale with a fresh appreciation for self-acceptance, and I am nourished to begin the next piece. And the next.

I am exploring new ideas in my work right now, dealing with the human figure and obscure life events that transform us forever. These ideas want to manifest, as if entities themselves. I am bringing them my skill as a painter and giving them an outlet to exist and be seen. They are vulnerable and naked stories of the human condition. Telling them continues to fulfill my journey and purpose as an artist."

Mythical Series:

In this series of work I have strayed into the land of myth for my own personal enjoyment. My work as a whole has evolved from objects of nature with little life, to these same subjects with life represented in floral, birds and butterflies; I am now at play by painting what is left of the dead, their found skulls, and adorning them with personalities of gods and goddesses. I have a deep respect for the animals that live in our neighborhoods and surroundings, and therefore, I am glorifying their beings by transforming them into the powerful deities we once worshipped, and some of us still hold in high regards. In today’s modern world, it’s incredibly interesting and fun to see these creatures that creep through the night, and cross our dangerous roads as god sand goddesses shape shifting into our mortal world.

  • Katie_Ryan_Donohue_Telescopic_Viewer.jpg

KATIE RYAN DONOHUE

"Barton Creek Greenbelt #1"

Graphite on Paper | $175

These were done near Texas Highway 360 Entrance to the Barton Creek GreenBelt. They are the North and South views from the same spot.

"Barton Creek Greenbelt #2"

Graphite on Paper | $175

These were done near Texas Highway 360 Entrance to the Barton Creek GreenBelt. They are the North and South views from the same spot.

"Barton Creek Greenbelt #3"

Graphite on Paper | $175

These were done near Texas Highway 360 Entrance to the Barton Creek GreenBelt. They are the North and South views from the same spot.

GET TO KNOW THE AUSTIN ARTIST:

I have always felt a strong interest and connection to wild nature and animals of all kinds, both of which are constant themes in my paintings.

When I am not painting, drawing or teaching, I am spending time with my son, my dog and my husband.

Scott Wilkes

GET TO KNOW THE AUSTIN ARTIST:

My name Scott Wilkes and I have been an Austin resident since 1988. I have been a welder for roughly 22 years and through my professional work I found a love to create with steel.I had some basic art training while in college but the sculpting is basically self taught. I have been sculpting now for just under 5 years and found it to be one of the joys of my life. It started, I guess, when I would see little piles of scrap metal pieces and would spread them out on the floor and see what patterns I could make with them. After a while I decided not to just make patterns but take those patterns and apply them to an image I would have in my mind. I will admit that the female form is on my mind a decent amount which makes it only natural that I combined the two. To me it’s a great challenge to take a bunch of little pieces of steel that are cold, hard, and rough and weld them together and shape them and polish to form them in to something that conveys warmth and softness. Taking the chaotic mess of these unwanted scrap pieces and pulling them together to take shape and meaning is a goal with each piece. I also like to create modern industrial furniture and household items adorned with gears and machine parts that I go digging for at the local scrap yards. Some people would see mounds of rusty trash in the scrap yards, while I see golden potential.

  • scott_wilkes_the angel of technology_austin_artist.jpg

"Angel of Technology"

Steel | $6,900

The Angel of Technology is a steel sculpture created by Scott Wilkes by welding thousands of small steel rods together as well as fabricating other portions of her. She stands 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs roughly 100 pounds. She is mounted on a 12 inch by 24 inch plate so she can stand tall on her tiptoes with grace. She is designed to be placed against a wall. Her height and small mounting point does make her susceptible to a slight movement if touched but being placed directly against the wall will help with that issue. This piece is not designed to be placed outside in the elements for it would cause damage to her over time.

She is the first in a new series by Scott Wilkes called “my internal demons and the ones of the world” which is a look at some ideas and concepts that somewhat haunt me. There are 2 done of the series as of today and a total of 13 that have been drawn up to be made. I may extend the scope of the series if I feel I need to, but 13 sounds like the perfect number for this set.

To me the artist: This piece is godlike yet not. She is a representation of the internet as a whole in its base form. The internet is a tool, and like with any good tool it can benefit the user or it can be turned in to an instrument of destruction depending on who wields it. This piece is is how I view the internet untouched by humans with bad intent…. She stands taller than me and is sleek in her design, ready to take flight and deliver or spread what I provide her. I can give her the things I want to share with others and, in an instant, she with her mechanical wings, can make sure someone across the globe can see what I made or read what I wrote in seconds. She allows me to buy small treasures from thousands of miles away and sell my work the same. But she has no real voice nor can she reach out and put a hand in to things. She is a blade that was designed to cut the spaces between us so small in ways it almost seem like time travel. Her brain or ability to hold data required a larger skull to hold all of what’s happening. She is truly godlike yet not for she is built off a system that is only binary - yes or no, 1 or 0 . With such great magnitude of ability she can only process whats placed in and only extend algorithm. She is the soulless construct, the machine, the angel empty of right or wrong. She is beautiful but empty without our programming. She is only a profile of what she should be. But at times I fear her whole being if she realized the power she has upon us.

  • scott_wilkes_fragment of bliss_austin_artist.jpg
  • Scott_Wilkes_Bookends_Austin_Artist.JPG
  • Scott_Wilkes_Splinters_of_Venus_Austin_Art.jpg
  • swaying - Scott Wilkes- Austin ARt.png
  • scott_wilkes_the demon within technology_austin_artist.jpg
  • scott_wilkes_rise of the glimmering_austin_artist.jpg
  • scott_wilkes_waiting in the winter willows_austin_artist.jpg
  • scott_wilkes_walking in circles_austin_artist.jpg
  • scott_wilkes_fragment of bliss_austin_artist.jpg
  • Scott_Wilkes_Bookends_Austin_Artist.JPG
  • Scott_Wilkes_Splinters_of_Venus_Austin_Art.jpg
  • swaying - Scott Wilkes- Austin ARt.png
  • scott_wilkes_the demon within technology_austin_artist.jpg
  • scott_wilkes_rise of the glimmering_austin_artist.jpg
  • scott_wilkes_waiting in the winter willows_austin_artist.jpg
  • scott_wilkes_walking in circles_austin_artist.jpg

"Fragments of Bliss"

Steel | $1,700

To me the artist this piece is a representation of a sultry thought, a sexy memory or desire. Incomplete in nature for its just a fragment of bliss. I saw this piece through my own memories, but I also saw how it could be more than just my memory; it could be a thought, a dream, a desire or a fantasy. I stood it up in a way that doesn't look like it could be. Standing tall on a tiny point of its mass. I wanted to make it seem a bit unreal, yet real and fantasy like all at the same time. Dali is one of my idols, I guess in some ways that floating feeling came from my love of his work.

"Modern Industrial or Steampunk Bookends"

Reclaimed Steel | $250

Modern industrial or steampunk bookends made from reclaimed steel gear and steel plates. They are 7.25 inches tall and long and 4 inches wide. They are steel so they will not rust any further than the few spots left on purpose to complete the modern industrial feel. Each weigh roughly 4 pounds each. A great accent to either a modern industrial or steampunk decor. I have 2 sets of these and can make more if needed to complete a multiple set and would do a discount for buying more than 2 sets. If thats something your interested in please contact me and we can work out some sort of deal.

"Splinters Of Venus"

Steel | $2,000

Splinters Of Venus is a steel sculpture created by Scott Wilkes. She is the first piece that was done by welding hundreds of small steel rods together to create a female form. She stands 37" tall and is 16".5 wide and 12" deep. She is mounted on a steel plate so she can stand with grace. She was made when a person I held very dear just left one day and disappeared for 106 days without any word. To Me: She represents the way I felt about her sudden departure. My image of her was shattered and her memory was sharp and pointed, I could see her in my mind but splintered and ghostlike.

"Swaying, in the Field of Reeds"

Steel | 32" tall x 19" wide x 12" deep | $2,800

Made by welding thousands of small steel rods together and then ground and sanded to create a smooth flowing form. She is mounted on a steel plate so she can freely stand alone. She is not for wall mount. She is sealed to protect her from the elements but I would not recommend her for outdoor placement. She stands 32" tall x 19" wide x 12" deep and weighs 39 lbs. The meaning to me behind this piece was more of a concept based on some recent events in my life,

The Field of Reeds (sometimes called The Field of Offerings), known to the Egyptians as A'aru, was a mirror image of one's life on earth. The goal of all was to live a life that you would want to live again in the afterlife. The swaying, is the winds of change that come from many directions and could be as gentle as a breeze or as hard as a blistering gust which could uproot so many good intentions.

"The Demon within Technology"

Steel | $6,000

This in an original steel sculpture by Scott Wilkes made by welding thousands of small steel rods together. She stands 49.5 inches tall and weighs 62 pounds. She is mounted on a steel plate which the end of her tail rests on and keeps her standing with grace. She is meant to be kept indoors for the elements could do damage to her. She is sealed so she won’t rust unless damaged. This piece is one of the two completed works in the new series by Scott Wilkes called “My demons and the world's“ which is a look at not only my internal demons but also demons created by the world which affect me. This series will have at least 13 pieces which I have already drawn up, started on or completed. This piece is the second of the series both of which I completed the third week of 2018. I have another in the works and the rest are drawn up but may add pieces to the series if I feel the need.

To me the artist: she is a conjuring of a feeling I have about the internet which is not good. She is the counterweight to the first piece in the series called “the angel of technology.” Let me try and explain this…The internet to me is a tool, and like any tool it can be used properly or used improperly with bad intent. To explain this piece I also need to somewhat reference the first so it makes as much sense as possible. The angel is the pure true form of the internet as a tool, the demon is what has come from the use of the tool by humans with bad intent. She is what can be conjured with simple keystrokes or posting a photo.

She is the liar of liars, she takes the truth that can be bought and seals it away while she exudes lies. She is the hacker of hackers, stealer of identity, the bullies coward tongue and voice. She is the cyber pickpocket who allows hands thousands of miles away to take from you. She is the scourge of Silicon Valley only hungry for your data. She is sleek and cunning, riding on trojans and handing out poisoned cookies filled with worms. Her horn like an antenna stays connected to those who feed her desire to cheat, steal, lie, and destroy. She keeps us chained to our devices with her shiny trinkets while we choose to let the world pass and stare through her tiny vision of a screen. Her one eye visible is watching and logging and keeping files while her other eye, unseen, is probably looking deeper at you, and what you do, and where you go, and what you buy, and where you buy it, and who you talk to - and selling that info she gathers. She is strong and dangerous yet you keep looking at her for she was designed to keep you thinking about other things than the crimes she is commiting with your help.

"The Rise of the Glimmering"

Steel | $5,800

The Rise of the Glimmering is an original steel sculpture created by Scott Wilkes. She was made by welding thousands of small steel rods together and then embellished with chains for hair. She stands 42.5 inches tall and is 23.5 inches wide at her widest point and is 12 inches deep. She weighs roughly 50 pounds. She is mounted on a steel plate so she can stand tall and strong. She is the third piece in my series “My demons and the ones of the world.”

To me the artist : She is the virus, the witch queen of social media, the one I dub “the glimmering.” In vampire lore a vampire can “glamour” a human which allows the vampire to trick the human in to either seeing something that's not there or not see something that is. The glamour can make a glass of blood look like water and even taste like it… but it's a trick. The Glimmering is far worse, instead of the this deception being done to a single person she does it on a global scale. Through use of the internet she spins her web of deception, why do you think it's called the world wide WEB? With all sorts of ways to ensnare you. Her specialty is vanity and ripping the bonds of humans and the destruction of truth. Her faceless vortex is designed to draw you in, separate you from others, break down your ability to know truth from lies and to seed your vanity and distrust. Her arms stretched out as though she wants to softly embrace you and comfort you is only half true. She wants to embrace you, but smother you and make you part of her deception. Social media is her poison of choice. Feeding the breakdown of trust and compassion, truth and human contact. She, with her sparkling ways sickens us as a species, divides us, separates us and makes us view each other as enemies or threats. She has eroded our ability meet organically giving us matchmaking sites instead. She defiles us daily with her favorite weapon of all… Facebook. Here she weaves envy, and insecurity and excites hateful behavior. She tells some of us one thing and others another to splinter the fabric of humanity. She has been patient, but her time is here, it HAS been here, YOU are part of the RISE OF THE GLIMMERING…With each click of the mouse, or each swipe left or right she steals a bit of your being. With each “like” or “dislike” she binds you with her silk. She is a faceless witch inside the machine DESIGNED to ensnare you and bind you to the web so you can slowly be drained of the essence of being human and slowly be turned into a machine. A machine that can be programed by her benefactors, and those who control them. You see the witch everyday and all around you if you look hard through her spell… it’s hard but it can be done.

"Waiting in the Winter Willows"

Steel | $3,800

Waiting in the Winter Willows is an original steel sculpture by Scott Wilkes. It was made by welding hundreds of small steel rods together. She stands 34 inches tall and is 21 inches wide at the widest point and is 12 inches deep. She is mounted on a steel plate so she can stand tall with grace. She weighs roughly 30 pounds.

She is the first of a series I will be doing on nature and the seasons. Winter is my favorite season and she is a cross between the female form which I love to create as well as a childhood memory that I hold dear to winter. When I was young I would visit my grandparents home in northern new york. The was a patch of woods behind their house and I always enjoyed going “ exploring “. Towards the center of the woods there was a clearing and one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen in nature was after there had been a snow storm that had been followed by freezing rain. In the clearing there was a large patch of pussy willows. The willows had been coated in ice and looked like they were coated in glass. I just sat on a tree stump and started at it for a long time almost feeling like I was in some mythical land or on another planet.

"Walking in Circles"

Steel | $3,700

Walking in Circles is an original steel sculpture made by Scott Wilkes made by welding hundreds of round steel disks that range in size. This was an experimental piece being the first where I used the disks to see how they would work versus the small rods I normally use. I did like the way it turned out and will be going more like this as well as attempting to mix the two. It was also experimental in trying to convey movement. There was a person in mind when I made the piece but I will not name them. It somewhat has to do with her circular way of life. She has been dealing with mental illness and seems to have been running in circles as her mental state gets worse. It's very sad for she was my best friend in the world but over the years her schizophrenia has made her someone I not only hardly know or understand anymore but has taken her to place where she just walks in circles mentally.