Mary Mansfield Sculpture Art Working in Mixed Mediums of Gold Leaf, Bronze,Clay and Copper
Mary Mansfield Fine Art
About the Artist
Born in Colorado, Mansfield’s early life was infused with an appreciation of nature, the vast expanses of land, including the eastern plains and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico served as her inspiration Mary's artistic direction was influenced by listening to her family's romantic stories about their ancestor's travels from the east to the west during the 1800's. Mary discovered the early pioneers such as Gandhi, Gaudi, Huxley, Emily Carr and others. These influenced Mary's artistic direction and the essence of her journey became a profound search to achieve balance.
She experimented, sculpting and painting figures out of context, to reflect the subconscious personal and societal perceptions we harbor, this became Mansfield’s passion. Omitting body parts reveals obstacles exposing an awareness of the simplicity of unburdening difficulties. Her truthful lines and graceful figures embody repetitive motifs found in most cultures and identifying characteristics of her own background and celebration of life. “My subjects are narratives of my life experience and are inspired by the contemplation of nature, human motivation and intention.
Whatever the process, sculpting, painting or mixed media, there is always a surprise! Each piece is unique. Mary's work is about the awareness and acceptance of diversity, including the process of creating. The result is an interesting mix of diversity and humor.
Mary currently lives and works on a mesa overlooking the Colorado River. Her work an be found in private and public collections, nationally and internationally.