Walter Gordinier

Pivot Plaza - Concrete, granite, laminated structural glass corten steel landscape design, stone, 385 ft. long + 300 ft. deep

American sculptor, Walter Gordinier was born in 1950 in El Paso, Texas and today lives in Portland. Gordinier is a Blue Chip American artist specializing in large-scale sculpture for private and public venues. He conceives, fabricates and installs proprietary, site-specific works of art for both interior and exterior placement. Walter has a highly motivated vision concerning the environment surrounding the sculpture. He designs urban plazas, healing gardens and develops the landscape theme. Walters sculptures will compliment and expand an authentic sense of presence, linking space and place to the community at large. Walters approach to pairing his sculpture with landscape architecture is expanding, inspiring and welcoming; extending a kind of open arms for viewers; to stay!

Since 1973 Walter has completed an impressive score of projects through out the United States and internationally, all from his studio in Portland Oregon. The diversity and experienced evidence of his built concepts are truly rewarding, leaving the viewers with a heart felt sense of satisfaction. His clientele are: Private Residences, Public Courtyards, Corporate Buildings, Universities, Liturgical, and Healthcare.

Collaborative thinking goes to the very root of a great concept build and resulting installation. For this Walter is quite comfortable working with his client, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, landscape architects, stakeholders, and community officials. Walter builds with stainless steel, corten-steel, granite, cast glass, stone, aluminum and laminated structurally dynamic glass.

Walter believes his site-specific sculptures should be contemporary, pure in form, distilled to their most essential gesture. Clean, modern well defined line, defining beautifully sited iconic sculpture.

Ceramic salt fumed boxes - various sizes
Border Crossing - Cast glass, steel, 9 ft. tall + 20 in. wide +2in.
Shift Response - Granite laminated structural glass, 25 ft. tall+4 ft. wide +10 in
Laminated structural glass, Texas - Limestone, landscape design, 35 ft. long + 12 ft. tall+ 10in.

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Katty Smith

"The subject matter fueling my creative process is always constant, the female figure; however, there is never a predetermined picture in my mind of the finished product. The partial to realistic female face is a defining trademark of most of my works and often sets the wheels in motion."

Surrogate Mother - Clay, 18 x 11 x 8 in.

Never in her first sixty-five years did Katty Smith ever dream of becoming an artist!  Growing up in the small community of Halifax, Virginia, there were no opportunities for exposure to art.  However, that strong desire to work with her hands translated into basket weaving, sewing and creative floral arranging.  An undergraduate degree in business followed by an MBA at age fifty-nine, a Master Gardening certificate and a Master Naturalist certificate formulated a love of learning throughout life.  At age sixty-five she enrolled in a college class for ceramic sculpture.  The bells and whistles were heard and she found her passion in life.  She studied sculpting in clay for five years before becoming a studio artist in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Botanical - Clay, 16 x 10 x 8 in.
Still I Rise - Clay, 16 x 9 x 9 in.
Rides With the Wind - Clay, 17 x 9 x 11 in.
Born to Dream - Clay, 18 x 7 x 7 in.

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Satomi Sugimoto

"I have always been attracted to forms and lines since I was a child. I see motifs of life reflected in my work including organic forms, elemental forces, body parts of humans, insects and animals. My art-making is a spiritual process; a search for the essence of objects."

My Name Is New Day, 2017 - Oil and glue on stone powder clay 14.5 x 16 x 13.5 in. / 36.5 x 41 x 34 cm

Satomi Sugimoto was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1982 and currently lives and works in Tokyo. She received her BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York. As a sculptor, she creates intimate-scale forms which are very raw, primitive, and organic with a very sensitive use of painting. She sees her art-making is a spiritual process; a search for the essence of objects and a process of purification where a single element is explored, honed and expressed.

Bird, 2018 - Oil, glue, and steel wire on stone powder clay 13.4 x 16.1 x 6.1 in. / 34 x 41 x 15.5 cm
Dancer, 2018 - Oil, glue, and steel wire on stone powder clay 19.3 x 23.6 x 8.6 in. / 49 x 60 x 22 cm
Ballerina, 2017 - Oil, glue, and steel wire on stone powder clay 14.5 x 20 x 10.5 in. / 37 x 51 x 26 cm
Moonlight , 2017 - Oil and glue on stone powder clay 18 x 6 x 10 in. / 46 x 15 x 25.5 cm

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Fay Wood

"I've been an artist for many years and creating sculpture using found materials is my favorite form of expression. I love a quote by Virginia Woolf: ‘Arrange whatever pieces come your way.’ I also have portfolios in painting, tapestry, collage, and drawing."

Aftertaste - Assemblage 16 x 39 x 16 in.

“Art using found objects has attracted me since 1965, when I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and saw large sculptures by local artists made from detritus on the Bay shore. They were fantastic, noisy, beautiful works with great humor and form - I never have forgotten them. As an art student at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Mass. I began studying painting, but later, when I was attending a life drawing group, a sculptor encouraged me to carve directly in wood. This began what has become a deep love for sculpture and, later found object assemblage.

In 1992, when I finally had a permanent studio in the Hudson Valley of New York State, I began combining found objects with the cherry wood carvings I had been doing and continue to do so; adding found rag paper, wire, and paint to the mix.

I have also continued to paint, draw, and create tapestries and, recently I have completed an 18 piece portfolio of collages. I have an extensive exhibition history, including The Proskauer prize from the National Sculpture Society, exhibitions at Brookgreen Gardens, S. Carolina, Biennale Dell Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy, where I have been invited again in 2019, as well as many solo, group and invitational exhibitions in the USA. I will also be a featured artist with Artrepreneur, a website assisting artists to further their careers, in a film on PBS worldwide in April 2019.”

Mantis - Assemblage 60 x 16 x 18 in.
I Thought I Stood - Collage 28 x 21.5 in.
Matriarch - Assemblage 21 x 17 x 17 in.
Three Dreams in the Desert - Collage 26 x 22 in.

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Tiki Mulvihill

"As a multidisciplinary artist, I incorporate sculpture, performance, and audio in site-generated installations and sculptural works. I construct natural and repurposed materials, realized through pseudo-scientific research and development to expand viewer interaction to bridge imagery fact and fiction."

FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Courier Wild, 16.5” X 7” X 5”, 2. Presto, 8.5” X 12” X 5”, 3. Time Peace, 25” X 19” X 7.25”. Driftwood and object sculpture

Multidisciplinary artist Tiki Mulvihill incorporates sculpture, performance, and audio in site-generated installations. Although currently situated in Vancouver, Mulvihill sees herself as a reluctant nomad, moving throughout her adult-life between rural and urban communities. This transience generates an ongoing dialogue within her studio practice where she teases the supposed truths we construct in our conflicted relationships with place. Mulvihill’s work, constructed of natural and repurposed materials, is realized through pseudo-scientific research and development. It expands through viewer interaction and engagement to bridge the gaps between imaginary and actual; between fact and fiction. Her work voices contradictions of belonging in disparate environments where humans respond to ‘place’.

FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Chirpy Pet 32” X 11.75” X 7”, 2. Effeminate, 45” X 18” X 10.75”, 3. Mr. Winkey, 26” X 8.5” X 9”, Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. K Spiral, 21” X 9” X 6.5”, 2. Underneath, 46” X 17.5” X 9.5”. Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Pinkish Purple, 23” X 7.75” X 7. 75”. 2. Alian, 29” X 12.75” X 8”, 3. Cadaver Clock, 15.25” X 7.5” X 6”, Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Tickle Tusker, 15.5” X 16” X 9.75”, 2. Vixen, 24” X 11” X 8”, 3. Cervidae, 33.25 X 15.75” X 9., Driftwood and object sculpture

Mulvihill was born in Alberta, Canada and earned BFA and MA Degrees at University of Idaho. Regional activities extended her roles as an artist. Her subsequent diverse career included art/dance instruction, curating and coordination of art education. Mulvihill provided the impetus for experimentation in multidisciplinary collaborative and community-based activities. Her MFA (University of Calgary) furthered varied art connections. Recently, Mulvihill’s collaborative art-ventures led to co-founding Art is Land Network, a Vancouver Canada-based collective involving usage of natural re-purposed materials within landscapes.  Also recent residencies within Alberta, Scotland and Sweden invoked Mulvihill’s intra-disciplinary approaches to unique sites.  She exhibited multiple installations and sculptures in Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Sweden and Italy.

Love Heart, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 15 x 7 x 6 in.
Era Angles, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 33 x 22 x 9 in.
Vibrant Drift, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 80 x 80 in.
Woof, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 34 x 9 x 18 in.
BC Survey Feet, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 13 x 32 x 11 in.

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Mary Di Iorio

Untitled - Ceramics

Born in Itabirito, MG, Brazil, Mary Di Iorio began her life as a plastic artist in the spring of 1969, exhibiting at Galeria do Minas Tenis Clube - Salão Jovem. There followed more exhibitions, collective and individual and travel throughout the country and abroad. Mary Di Iorio collaborated in the formation of the Faculty of Arts, Federal University of Uberlândia - MG, where she was a teacher and Chair of the Department. She is the author of the book "Ceramics in Brazil: Systematization Bibliographic." and has been published in critical catalogs, magazines, books, newspapers etc.

Untitled - Ceramics
Untitled - Ceramics
Untitled - Ceramics
Untitled - Ceramics

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Maz Jackson

"I have a deep interest in traditional practices in color, line, mark-making, and edge. Imagery springs form anything that excites me: communication, laughter, touch, tension, flight, landscape, the spaces between and things sacred."

The Mariner - Egg tempera on gilded oak panel 30 x 30 cm £3500

Exhibiting at the Royal Academy, London as a student to then become Winner of national and international awards Maz Jackson's work has been traveled worldwide in galleries and museums in solo and collective exhibitions in countries including the UK, the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan and across Western Europe. Jackson also represented the UK at Florence, Palermo and Venice Biennale and the Salon des Independants, Grand Palais Paris.

Time, Sculpture - Egg tempera on gilded oak 60 x 12 x 12 cm £6000
Why - Egg tempera on gided oak panel 57 x 19 cm £4500
The Angels Apprentice - Egg tempera on gilded oak panel 68 x 12 cm £3750
Peacemaker Totem - Egg tempera on gilded oak panel 60 x 16 £3750

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Arturo Javier Reyes Medina

The inner tension of the heart is carved into the two-dimensionality of the painting: the essence of the friction of the soul with the world and oneself. Lately, Arturo is partially abandoning figurative work and beginning to experiment with bas-reliefs and digital media.

Genoveses - Bas-relief with driftwood 60 x 54 x 16 cm 4.000€

Arturo Javier Reyes Medina is a Spanish artist from Granada (Andalusia) who currently lives and works in Biel / Bienne (Switzerland). An eclectic multi-disciplinary artist, he simultaneously expresses himself in figurative and abstractive works, in a variety of media: painting, sculpture, photography, digital and video art. Arturo holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Granada. He continued his education in the Netherlands with Erasmus Hogeschool Rotterdam Omstreken, Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the Faculty of Arts: Academie voor Beeldemde Vorming, Catholic University of Tilburg. He earned a Master's in Pedagogy and the first phase of Ph.D. studies (Teaching Period) at the University of Granada.

Aguamarga - Bas-relief in driftwood and other organic materials on reinforced canvas 120 x 85 x 12 cm 6.500€
Plastic - Bas-relief with driftwood and plastics associated with it 65 x 34 x 12 cm 3.000€
The Door - Bas-relief with driftwood and others founded materials (algae, sponges, bones....). Illuminated with LED light ( LED off here) 254 x 98 x 15 cm 12.000€
Ying-Yang - Painted Bas-relief with driftwood 147x 115x 9 cm 8.500€

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Lobykin

"A compelling aspect of art is its potential to transport us from the ordinary to the ecstatic, a heightened state of clarity and bliss." - Lew Carson

Neuron - Bronze 16 x 26 x 9 in. - $18,000

“While I’m a classically trained master stone carver, as an artist and sculptor I work in a variety of materials. I express my conceptually driven ideas in novel sculptural form, experimenting with texture, materials, color, or interactive elements.   

Observing the natural world and mystery of transformation inspires me. I’m fascinated by a harmony of contradictions between chaos and order, light and darkness, good and bad. I explore how they’re interconnected, how they can stay in balance, and how the meaning of thought or beauty can take shape in physical form.

I am a creator, an action-oriented man who is excited to make new things. For me, art is as natural and necessary as breathing or eating. It gives my life purpose. My artwork indulges my curiosity about the world and allows me to communicate and engage with others. Art is my contribution to society.

Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, I am now a resident of Silicon Valley. As an international man and product of globalization, I live and work in the shrinking space between traditions of the past and uncertainty of the emerging future.”

Flex Cube - Bronze 12 x 12 x 12 in. - $12,000
Talking Heads - Bronze 24 x 12 x 12 in. - $12,000
Pixel - Bronze 13 x 13 x 13 in. - $12,000
Sea Foam - Carrara marble 11ft 6 in. x 7ft x 3ft 6 in. - NFS

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IHARA

“My goal is to create a harmonious relationship between nature and artifact. By combining these two conflicting factors, we can remove nature (living organic matter) and non-natural boundaries.”

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Japanese sculptor, IHARA was born in 1943 and has been awarded at the Nika exhibit (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) every year between 1967-74. In 1976 he became an Honorary Member of Japan Flower Arrangement Foundation. In 1986 he built a sculpture at Misawa Gate Riverside Park in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture and in 1989 3 of his sculptures were built on the main street of Kagawa Bridge station in Hyogo ken. Ihara’s has been commissioned numerous public sculptures in Japan as well as in the USA where he has exhibited many times and received awards.

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