Quinlan Show 2020

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MARK AND KELLY DENNIS
(Kelly and I overlooking the Ponte Vecchio while in Florence for last year’s sculpting class)

Mark A. Dennis is a realistic portrait sculptor who now resides in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with his wife Kelly in an old farmhouse lorded over by Trixie(the cat) and Rex-the Labrador. He holds a BA in Technical Theatre from Mansfield State College which he has used a number of times while working as a Technical Director for various theaters. Sculpture, Theatre, and the Arts have been an integral part of his life for over thirty years. He started sculpting in college as a student in an intro to sculptural techniques class where he became inamored with the bronze casting process. The only requirement for using the foundry equipment was that you had to have a sculpture to cast so, necessity being a mother, he started sculpting only to find that he actually enjoyed it even more than casting. Upon graduation, he put his theatre career on hold and went to work managing a bronze art foundry and casting his work in various metals.

Over the years, Mark developed a talent for portrait sculpting in numerous medium such as wood, bronze, and for the past 15 years in polymer clay. Working in ProSculpt polymer clay, he has become one of the most recognized Art Doll artists in the world winning numerous awards and publishing his first book the Human Figure in Clay which is an excellent tutorial for new polymer clay artists and should be in every sculpting book collection worldwide.

Currently Mark is working with both polymer clay Art Dolls and direct sculpted epoxy clay garden art. These direct sculpted pieces range from eight inches high to life-sized portraits which can be displayed outdoors as they are UV resistant

TERMS: feel free to contact me to purchase any of the following pieces. Thanks! Madsculptor@verizon.net or (717)669-4924 to call or text
“CREOLE STROLL”

“CREOLE STROLL” deep in the bayou live a group of people who are intimately connected to their environment. Some may call them witches; they prefer to be called happy.

The term créole was originally used by French settlers to distinguish persons born in Louisiana from those born in the mother country or elsewhere. As in many other colonial societies around the world, creole was a term used to mean those who were “native-born”, especially native-born Europeans such as the French and Spanish. It also came to be applied to African-descended slaves and Native Americans who were born in Louisiana. The word is not a racial or ethnic label, and people of fully European descent, fully African descent, or of any mixture therein (including Native American admixture) may identify as Creoles

 

20 x 26 x 12 polymer clay figures with synthetic hair and natural fiber costuming. The water is acrylic and is attached to the gator. The lamp is a “glow bat” with LED; battery is easily replaced on the back of the gator’s leather saddle. Pieces separate for shipping.

This is a double portrait piece: the model was photographed as a child and adult for reference.

Price is $1,781.00 USD (price of 1,600.00 plus 6% PA State Sales Tax and shipping cost) PLEASE CONTACT US FOR OVERSEAS SHIPPING COSTS.

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“PANDORA”

“PANDORA”, (Greek: “All-Gifts”) in Greek mythology, the first woman. After Prometheus had stolen fire from heaven and bestowed it upon mortals, Zeus, the king of the gods, determined to counteract this blessing. He accordingly commissioned Hephaestus to fashion a woman out of earth, upon whom the gods bestowed their choicest gifts. Pandora had a jar containing all manner of misery and evil. Zeus sent her to Epimetheus, who forgot the warning of his brother Prometheus and made Pandora his wife. She afterward opened the jar, from which the evils flew out over the earth. Hope alone remained inside, the lid having been shut down before she could escape.

20 x 6 x 6, polymer clay figure with mohair wig. The costume’s material was given to me by a fellow doll artist from Saudi Arabia. The background is stained glass with an epoxy frame. The “evils” emanating from the jar are shaped acrylic. The jar contains an LED with easily replaceable battery located on the back of the background. Pieces separate for shipping.

This is a portrait piece done in collaboration with the model Topazarbell.

PANDORA HAS BEEN SOLD, THANK YOU!

“SUCCUBUS”

“SUCCUBUS” or “that which lies beneath,” serves as the feminine counterpart to the male Incubus, preying upon male victims in the guise of a beautiful woman. In both cases, however, a pair of bestial feet was present to alert faithful Christians to the infernal con.

28 x12x 10 polymer clay figure with mohair wig. Wings are wireframe with polymer clay and translucent flexible polymer webbing. Base is resin casting. Figure removes from base and wings for shipping.

This is a portrait piece done in collaboration with instagram model Hrklives.

Price is $913.00 USD ($800.00 plus 6% PA SalesTax and shipping costs) PLEASE CONTACT US FOR OVERSEAS SHIPPING COSTS

“A MODERN ANDROMEDA “

“A MODERN ANDROMEDA” In Greek mythology, Andromeda is the daughter of the Ethiopian king and his wife. When the queen boasts that she is more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sends the sea monster to ravage the coast of Ethiopia as divine punishment. Andromeda is chained to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but is saved from death by Perseus using the severed head of Medusa turning the sea monster to stone.

In our modern telling, Andromeda is chained only to herself. She could easily walk away from her fate except for her own fears that bind her. She has a tattoo of Medusa over her heart in order to turn men to stone thus protecting her from pain. Along her body is a tattoo of the sea monster which emerges from her shoulder signifying that the “monster” is actually within her.

20 x 8 x 8 figure of polymer clay with Alpaca wig. Metal base with assorted mixed media accessories.

This is a portrait sculpt.

Price is $913.00 USD ($800.00 plus 6% PA SalesTax and shipping costs) PLEASE CONTACT US FOR OVERSEAS SHIPPING COSTS

“HIGH AND DRY”

“HIGH AND DRY” is the first art doll I made after restarting my doll making last year. She was a test to see if my macular degeneration and arthritis would allow me to work on this small a scale again.

12 x 4 x 6 polymer clay figure with mohair wig. Marble base with handmade netting. The entire piece is dipped in clear resin for a wet effect.

This is a portrait sculpt.

Price is $913.00 USD ($800.00 plus 6% PA SalesTax and shipping costs) PLEASE CONTACT US FOR OVERSEAS SHIPPING COSTS

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