ARTISTS & SCULPTURES
Congratulations to the 16 artists whose sculptures were selected for the 2019-2020 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition! These sculptures were selected from 77 entries by 53 artists across 20 states, Washington D.C., and Paris, France. The photos below will be updated with ones taken on location in Rosemary Beach once they are installed. Please visit this page again.
Long Branch, New Jersey
The Single Twist, 2016
55” x 24” x 24”
The Single Twist is about coordinate space geometry and seeks to answer the question of why when a plane is rising upward it starts to curve or turn or twist.
The Race, 2018-19 (one of three running horses that will be installed)
6’ wide circle
The race might be an obvious title for running horses. All constructed by the same creator, using the same materials, in the same pose, all headed towards a common goal of success with one obvious difference . . . color, or “the race”. To see color, three things must be present: LIGHT, OBJECT and OBSERVER. In a Race, we’ll observe three things: COURAGE, SPEED, AND ENDURANCE. So, let’s all embrace The Race regardless an obvious difference.
Tension II.III. I Vasanzio, 2018
6.5’ x 8’ x 4’
Tension II.III. I Vasanzio, Buduo’s first large-scale work, is based on a model of one of the first sculptures he made while living in Rome, Italy. By “drawing” the form of the sculpture in tandem with its surrounding space, he explores how the relationship between structure and balance activate a sense of space in the mind.
JAROD CHARZEWSKI & SEAN MUELLER
b. 1970 & 1999
Charleston, South Carolina & Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Steel, repurposed bicycle chainrings
62” x 52” x 52”
The bicycle is an integral part of our daily lives and, for many, the bicycle is an expression of their personality. Whether it be the type of bike, the color, the fenders, the tires, or even the seat, no bike is ever the same, and there is a tremendous amount of pride that each owner carries for their bicycle. Sean and Jarod were inspired by this, and set out to create an exciting and repurposed materials sculpture.
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Hill Climb II, 2019
10’ x 4’ x 5’
Hill Climb II is fabricated in aluminum and in the silhouette technique which characterizes all of my figurative sculpture, both people and animals.
Each year, more and more cities are adding bike lanes and bike trails to the city landscape. This sculpture pays homage to this new green revelation in travel.
Low-Poly Open Heart (R.I.D.E.), 2019
Welded laser-cut aluminum diamond plate, tractor paint
5’ x 5’ x 2.5’
Missing my wife Elizabeth during her trip to Japan, I used an advanced algorithm to reduce an archetypical heart form into 96 triangular panels (polygons). I then opened each plane so that he could explore the play between front/back, interior/exterior, color/materiality, as well as form/process of the hand-welded sculpture.
Woman in the Wind, 2018
108” x 36” x 36”
An abstract woman being gently blown by the wind, the sculpture represents freedom and women’s desire to rise to the heights of their full potential.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Golden Oak Leaf Arch II, 2018
Powder coated aluminum
9’ x 12.5’ x 4’
The arch is a perfect form to capture a theme for this work. Invented in ancient times by the Etruscans, and perfected by the Romans, it defies gravity and cultivates wonder through its form. The arch defines a space by the position of two touch-down points, where they rest. An arch defines time as a passage through a portal. The movement gives one a concrete grasp of time. My sculpture uses the fascination of an arch to celebrate the magnificence of nature using a simple form, the leaf.
Synapse II, 2019
104” x 28” x 8’
In our amazing biology, trillions of synapses miraculously drive our existence. This sculpture evokes images of the motive force behind such amazing works; humbled and yet fearful of such astonishing biological creation.
74” x 39” x 27”
The beauty of modern art is that it allows you the viewer to interpret. Duet suggests two. My current work focuses on simple, elegant geometric shapes. Inspired by curves depicted in life and nature, I like how they meander and cross over each other. My opinion is that curves are more happily found in nature than straight lines. My emphasis on the circle as a thematic symbol is something artists have been dealing with since the Renaissance. William Shakespere quoted, “The object of art is to give life shape.”
Red Green Construction, 2014
16’ x 10’ x 7’
My sculptures allude to an evolutionary process that we all commonly share in the human experience. The active forms that are brought together represent the flux of life, and embrace transformative concepts such as evolution, metamorphosis, and transcendence.
I combine geometric and organic elements to create compositions that convey the implied energy found in my work. I use the abstract manipulation of form and shape in space to create visual balance using rhythm, action, and movement. Color is an aspect of the contrasting relationships inherent in these compositions. Color adds a new dynamic to the viewer’s experience by juxtaposing elements of shape and form in a point/counterpoint in the compositions. The implied energy of my compositional structures has become a hallmark of his work and is a metaphor for an evolutionary process that I associate with human experience.
21” x 21” x 108”
This steel sculpture uses a series of increasing triangular facets to create a geometric form. Each face catches light in a unique way because it is at a different angle relative to the others. They reach skyward, defying gravity.
. . .Vajramantrabhiru is triangular. This causes the sculpture to appear to change radically in form when viewed from different angles; sometimes it seems to be a smooth spire while from a different perspective it is a jagged zig zag. The sculpture is named after the eighth guardian deity in Tibetan Buddhism, the protector against false speech.
Sea Glade II, 2015
8’ x 4’5 x 4’
The sea grasses sway at the mercy of the ocean breezes. The underwater sea grasses dance to the tune of the changing tides. Seasons are reflected even in the sea grasses that live in the sea. The seasons are replicated in the red hues of Sea Glade II. The ever-changing motion of the sea grass as the tide dictates its rhythm is shown in the lines and variations of edges in Sea Glade. The peacefulness of the sea and its mysteries inspire me to create work capturing these feelings of tranquility.
Here Comes the Sun, 2018
Powder coated steel
6 1/2’ x 3’ x 3’
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Stainless steel, cast acrylic
65” x 30” x 20”
Empress is an abstract representation of the strength, love, and beauty that we find in the female form. Seeing the world through her purple- colored wings, the world around us becomes a brighter place.
Mint Hill, North Carolina
Amitra Devi, 2019
Steel and bronze
~10’ x 4’ x 32”
The circle represents the world. The tree is the World Tree. The figures are Amitra Devi and her daughters, who in 18th century Rajasthan sacrificed themselves to save a sacred forest from the king’s woodcutters. Their spirit endures in the hearts of tree huggers worldwide, fighting to preserve our forests.