Hand made steel sculptures
Welcome to Aquariart
These works are by Maryann Evetts, an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer and sculptor.
'I studied ceramics in the mid 1990s, enjoying the tactile nature of clay and its possibilities for sculpture. At that time my work revolved around the geological structures found in the Western Australian environment, especially the granite outcrops which emerged out of the farm land in the Great southern region.
Clay was replaced by steel in 2000, when I discovered the immediacy that working in steel offers. About this time I learnt to scuba dive. It has been a wonderful source of inspiration for my artwork. During a dive a Mettams Pool, a popular Perth metropolitan swimming beach, I became surrounded by a huge school of herring. I realised then that fish made a great subject to work in steel.
I work with mild and stainless steel and occasionally aluminium. I use a hand held plasma cutter along with a mig welder, oxy-acetylene kit and angle grinder to cut and compose each piece. I love to play with these toys and discover and use new techniques as I go along. All pieces are individual, as I put them together differently each time I make them. The mild steel pieces are coated in lacquer to protect them but they will not survive outside in the elements without rusting.
I have had many exhibitions and my works feature in commercial and private premises. Some of these pieces I have included in the Galleries-Commission page. I have a new exhibition opening on October 10th at the University Club of Western Australia and running until November 11th. Some of my new pieces for this exhibition will be included in the Galleries- New Exhibition page once it starts.
If you have something particular you would like, I would be delighted to make it for you.
You can contact me for more information or to make an order by using the Contact Us page.