painted steel, 6'X4.5'X3', 2016
painted steel, 28"X24"X18", 2016.
painted steel, 6'HX2.5'WX2'D , 2016 ( 2 views )
|Pleiades ( Time Harp )
painted steel, 6.5'hX4.5'wX2'd, 2016.
" ‘Skyworks’ is a series of sculptures with what I like to call a ‘NASA aesthetic’. Influenced in
form by the immaculate instruments of space exploration, as well as the moving rhythms of
minimalist music and modern architecture, I see the sculptures in this series as visual reminders
to always carry a ‘sense of the cosmos’ within oneself.
They're construction is a hybrid of old and new. I would not be able to create these sculptures
without the current, new technologies. Utilizing Autocad and CNC plasma cutters enables me to
realize and fabricate shapes and formulations I wouldn't have been able to twenty years ago.
Having lived in the mountains of Western
North Carolina for many years now, I draw from the power and majesty of the mountains, the
wonderful star-filled skies at night and a sense that one is connected, in some way, to this vast,
mysterious universe we live in.
Their construction follows patterns and geometries I don’t rationalize beforehand. I work intuitively
and emotively, and yet, at the same time I’m attempting to eliminate any trace of what I would call
‘sentimentality’, and express a more objective state of mind."
|Sympathy (for Foucault)
painted steel, 4'X2'X2', 2016.
painted steel, 36"X28"X16", 2016.
|Navis Animarum (Ship of Souls)
painted steel, 40"X25"X19", 2016.
|Spero Aeternum (Hope Eternal)
painted steel, 28"H, 2016 ( 2 views )
painted steel, 8'hX4'wX2.5'd, 2016
|Accipiter (The Hawk)
painted steel, 4'X3'X2', 2017.6.
|Cygnus (The Swan)
painted steel, 6'hX4'wX2'd, 2017
for view and purchase at
Aluminum, 96"hX42"wX38"d, 2017.
For view and purchase at
Mark Bettis Studio Gallery