Client: Private Collector
Location: St. Helena, CA, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $82,500
Mark Yale Harris
Mark Yale Harris Studio
Crush, bronze, 61″x80″x20.5″
The purpose of my artwork is to invoke an awakening of the sensual. Stimulating a perceptual, internal, and intellectual response for the viewer: a visual that speaks to life's experiences. Creating symbols of universal connection underscores the relationship that one has to another and to nature.
Art conveys my nonverbal view of life. An ongoing portrayal of myself, my behavior, adventure, exploration, risk taking, and non-acceptance of convention and the status quo. Constantly in search of the new and different - I am fascinated with the unconventional. Life has a hard, aggressive side, as does much of my work, represented by rigid, angular lines. However, the soft side is also apparent, visible as curves and soft forms.
Using the invaluable experience of the mentorship of Bill Prokopiof and Doug Hyde, along with my own vision, I have created an evolving body of work in alabaster, marble, limestone, and bronze. Combining different elements, I bring forth a duality in the sculptures that I create.
The artist originally carved Crush from Utah Orange Alabaster. The immaculate surface of the stone transitions beautifully in to the medium of bronze, using the traditional Lost Wax Process.
QUOTE: "Crush depicts the need to be connected, while also allowing space for each person to expand. The firstglow of love. The careful approach that is necessary a new relationship."
"Crush depicts the need to be connected, while also allowing space for each person to expand. The first glow of love. The careful approach that is necessary a new relationship." Hugging Couple Reunion sculpture, Big Outdoor Outside Exterior Large-scale Bronze Young Lovers statues or sculptures For Sale. Where love is, this is that supreme expression of total intimacy by two souls entwined in one thought process in their own world.And Still in Love after 27 Years...This would bring Happy Memories For that Original Wedding Anniversary Present THe reknowned Sculptor Mark Yale Harris has won Awards and Prizes for his Sculptures.