Posts Tagged ‘metals’

Artist of the moment………Gerry Marks



Gerry Marks is a Northwest Coast artist representing the Haida nation. Gerry Marks was born in 1949 and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Marks works a printmaker and jewelry artist.

Marks attended the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art. The school is located in the historical village of Ksan at Hazelton.

The artist began to explore his heritage after seeing some works by his grandfather whose name was John Marks. John Marks was a  highly respected metal smith and maker of fine jewelry.

Price range information: No pricing on prints. Jewelry ranges between $1,000 and $35,000 Canadian dollars.

Marks is part of many permanent museum collections across Canada including the Royal British Columbia Museum located in Victoria, British Columbia.




Artist of the moment……James Bearden

James Bearden is an American sculptor who works with metals as his medium in carving the figure. James Bearden was born in Southern United States in the year 1964.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

For his artistic education Bearden attended Grandview College located in Des Moines, Iowa where he studied art and graphic and design.

Bearden worked for many years as an art director before striking out on his own to be an artist.

Bearden is based out of Des Moines, Iowa.
A new movie is being released soon featuring the life of artist James Bearden. In this clip we view the trailer of the Man of Metals:

In this clip we visit the studio of artist James Bearden:

I enjoy looking at abstract sculptures that very loosely resemble something. Bearden’s work is great because it is influenced by the figure, without being stiff and solid. Though he works with metals, the viewer gets the impression that they are very pliable.