Frederick Hart and Michael Wilkinson (and other artists) 

Casting sculpture in clear acrylic is a technique first perfected by the late Frederick Hart, who is renowned for his stunning sculptural adornment of the Washington National Cathedral. In Soori Gallery, you can find some good examples of Hart's acrylic work. "Born of Light" features male and female figures. Some are exterior and some are embedded in clear acrylic. Hart once described his technique as "sculpting with light," and the success of every one of his acrylic sculptures is highly dependent on the play of light within the sculpting material itself. Another acrylic-casting sculptor represented at Soori -- who shares Hart's romantic/idealist approach to his subject matter -- is Michael Wilkinson. The perfection of youth is one of Wilkinson's themes. Quite a few of his subjects are perfectly formed nude women -- some with partners, some without. In "Pinnacle," you see a young woman cast in clear acrylic reaching up towards the heavenly light that has replaced her flesh. Exhibit is ongoing; 317-843-2787,

Around the Web


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

This Week's Flyers

About The Author

Dan Grossman

Today's Best Bets | All of today's events

Around the Web

All contents copyright © 2016 NUVO Inc.
3951 N. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Website powered by Foundation