Mark Connelley

Mark Connelley

Artist' s Statement

As an artist, and in my life as a whole, I am strongly influenced by art, architecture, and themes from ancient times, particularly megalithic structures. These forms, ideas, and images inspire me as I create sculpture in a manner that can be characterized as contemporary or even industrial, linking the past to the present.

I strive for balance in this work, incorporating a variety of forces, elements, and ideas. Tension versus harmony. Elegance versus brutal strength. Ancient versus modern. Tangible versus ethereal.

Each of my pieces has a story. Each has a name and a voice that is unique and proud. They are influenced by time but are set in the present, history re-imagined and a future yet to be discovered.

Drekar

96" h x 32" w x 48" d

Drekar is the Norse word for dragon ship. This piece is an abstract version of a prow that was often featured on the infamous Viking vessels.

Artist' s Bio

Mark Connelley is a sculptor and landscape artist who works primarily in steel and natural materials to create large-scale sculpture and engaging environments.

With a background in landscape architecture and land planning, Mark spent many years designing projects throughout the world. His extensive experience, which involved conceptual design, master planning, sculpture park and garden design, and detailed design, exposed him to a wide variety of art, architecture, and cultures.

Now as a sculptor, Mark not only creates large-scale sculpture but also enjoys creating the environments in which the pieces are featured and the collaborative process that is involved with every project.

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