About the Item
Two framed reproduction prints of John Medwedeff's Whirl Sculpture. Commissioned by the UrbanArt Commission and the Greater Memphis Arts Council, Whirl is a forged and fabricated steel and aluminum sculpture. The sculpture also functions as a bench and shade shelter and is located in Vance Park overlooking the Mississippi River. On the 20th anniversary of the sculpture's creation, the artist has released a limited-edition run of prints of his original drawings. This is the first time the artist has released his drawings to the public.
About Whirl: https://uacmem.org/projects/whirl; https://www.memphisart.org/artwork/whirl/
$$$ Prints each measure 36" x 24" (unframed).
About the Artist
John Medwedeff has been creating sculpture, site-specific architectural ironwork, and furniture for over thirty years. His work is represented in numerous collections and exhibitions in the United States, including the Illinois State Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Following a three-year blacksmithing apprenticeship with James Wallace at the Metal Museum, Medwedeff earned his BFA and MFA degrees in art from SIU Carbondale. As an educator, he has taught workshops at numerous universities, craft schools, and symposia, including Washington University in St. Louis and Penland School for Crafts in North Carolina. He's been running Medwedeff Forge & Design since 1988. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Metal Museum.
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Donated By John Medwedeff