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66" x 31" x 1"
About the Work
Tapestry is a balance of the feminine and the masculine. The material is offset by a feeling of intricacy, like that of lace. The vibrant color exudes a playfulness, lightening this heavy material. For this sculpture, Serkes cut the forms from steel pipes and individually welded each circle to create this elaborate composition. While it is currently displayed hanging on a wall indoors, Tapestry can also be mounted to a custom-fabricated frame to enhance an outdoor space. Tapestry is the first in a series by Melanie Serkes exploring these concepts.
Can be wall mounted or freestanding.
Melanie Serkes is a multidisciplinary sculptor working primarily in metal. She also explores ideas using drawing and printing techniques. Classically trained at Boston University, from 2002 to 2006, she uses this knowledge of figurative sculpture and drawing to abstract ideas from life. She seeks to highlight and interpret the beautiful aspects of nature. In 2020, Serkes installed her first permanent large scale commission at The Bower: Native Garden and Sculpture Park in Shermans Dale, Pa. This sculpture is also featured on Public Art Archive's 10-Year Anniversary Interactive Public Art Map. Her work has been part of select exhibitions at Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (Wilmington), Intersect Arts Center (St. Louis), Mainline Art Center (Haverford, Pa), New Hope Arts Center, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia). She has shown work in outdoor settings including Sculpture in the Glen I and III (Gladwyne, Pa), ArtPaths2020 (Cresco, Pa) and at the Stevens Point Sculpture Park (Wisconsin). In a true and quiet act of feminism she holds a career in a bronze fine art foundry, mastering skills historically reserved for men, such as welding, metal finishing and patina. Melanie lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
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Donated By the artist