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Description: Medium: Metal (Brushed Steel and Painted Steel)

Oakley Stone Largest Dimension: Larger than 5'

Age: 1950 to Now

Subject: Modern Abstract

This is an early work from a famed mixed-media sculptor, MARK STASZ, who produces his works out of the Sun  Valley, Idaho, area. This piece is being offered for sale by the current owner of the piece from his personal collection. This stunning sculpture is made of brushed steel, Oakley stone, and painted steel, and it measures approximately 83" tall and about 30" wide and about 36" deep.

Mark Stasz is known for his massive, creative works, and they are found in many public and private collections, including pieces commissioned by or on display at the Los Angeles County Airport (Los Angeles, California), Shafer Vineyards (Napa, California), Bend Country Club (Bend, Oregon), Diversified Shopping Centers (San Diego, California), Idaho Power headquarters (Boise, Idaho), Upper Iowa University (Fayette, Iowa), Wilmette Medical Center (Wilmette, Illinois), and the YMCA Sculpture Garden (Los Angeles, California).

This is one piece being released from a private collection of his works. This piece weighs close to 1,000 pounds, and it would be a striking addition to any exterior or interior design scheme in a commercial, public, or private setting. The photos reflect the piece with various other elements shown in its present corporate surroundings. They are included to give a sense of scale of this beautiful piece. This piece was originally displayed outside--where his sculptures acquire additional interest and patina from exposure to the elements--and the artist himself refinished it for display inside, where it has been displayed for approximately 3 years. This is likely circa early 1990s. His works often command prices of between $7,000 to $15,000 and above. The www.staszsculpture.com  Website features many of his striking works under the Selected Works tab as well as a list of Collections.

Mark Stasz (1965 - ) was born in North Hampton, Massachusetts, and received his BFA in sculpture at the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University. The artist currently lives in the Sun Valley, Idaho, area, and this particular work is located in Boise, Idaho (ZIP code 83716).

The artist is known for exploring the relationships between the natural and man-made worlds by juxtaposing natural and man-made materials. One description of his works is as follows: "Enjoying the challenge of creating an illusion with steel, bronze, wood, and stone...His massive works seem suspended in air - heavy, round rocks or smooth steel rings stand still, almost floating." Part of his own artist's statement has been cited as "I am rather firmly committed to the very traditional tenets of sculpture: form, line, and balance. In this way, I know each work is a classical statement in and of itself, while its visual presentation is more compelling, interesting, and contemporary.

I present delicate curves presented in massive steel structures in order to achieve a coherence or balance. Simultaneously, a visual tension develops that compels the viewer to ponder the size and weight and contrast these with its natural grace and aesthetic appeal. Drawing people in closer and asking them to really look and think about a work of art is a critical element in my work and an integral part of sculpture, I believe."

 

 

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