Mermaid wind machine
Mermaid Wind Machine
by Dewey Blocksma
Dewey Blocksma is a Michigan artist who earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Wheaton College in Illinois, and who worked as an emergency room physician for ten years after graduating from Northwestern University Medical School. He is now an artist full-time. At a glance, Dewey’s work is whimsical and witty. His sculptures are an extension of his toy-making experiences developed in childhood while living on the border of India and Pakistan where conventional children’s toys were unavailable. Dewey’s art also has a profound level. The concept of beauty is prevalent in his work. He challenges the notion of classical beauty by intentionally making his forms imperfect. His paintings are moments out of his life, vignettes collected, nuances captured. “I use painting as a way to figure out what I’m trying to say, not as a way to explain what I’m thinking.” Created 2008 Dimensions: 92” high, 48” x 50” wide, 150 pounds Media: Steel, Recycled Objects
Location Elk Rapids Day Park, 920 S Bay Shore Dr, Elk Rapids MI, Williamsburg
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