Spirit DancerArtist(s)Mark BresslerObject Creation Date2001Medium & Supportmadrone burlDimensions
35 in. x 34 in. x 12 in. ( 88.9 cm x 86.4 cm x 30.5 cm )Credit LineGift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto BohlenLabel copy
Born 1951, Detroit, Michigan
Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen, 2003/2.79
Mark Bressler owned an Atlanta construction company that specialized in high-end woodwork for over 20 years. He returned to his hometown of Detroit to earn a photography degree at Wayne State University before attending Arrowmont School of the Arts in Tennessee.
Bressler has developed a style that incorporates motion with large sculptural forms. In Spirit Dancer, the turning process transformed chunks of burl weighing over 1,200 pounds into a graceful work that seems suspended in a moment of unfurling.
(Out of the Ordinary, 2010)Physical Description
hollowed burl with natural bark edgesPrimary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object Typeabstract sculptureAdditional Object Classification(s)SculptureRights
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