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BART SOUTENDIJK
Quitman, Texas - United States


, Fixing Her Hair, Figurative, $410
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, Balerina, Figurative, $336
, Counting Grains Of Sand, Figurative, $1,050
, Woman In The Wind, Figurative, $735
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, Lovers, Figurative, $735
, Almost Hooked, Figurative, $620

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Artist Statement

I have been making Wire Wall Murals on a commission basis since 1972. A Wire Wall Mural is the final step in a simplification process that starts with a photograph or group of photographs. I make and remake the line drawing to emphasize only the essence of the subject. I ask, myself: "What is it about this image that makes is unique." Then I strip away the lines that are not required to convey that quality. Finally, like the poet who reviews every word, I re-examine every turn and curve as I bend the wire into that image -- a large line drawing in space. The final installation, a solid line in front of a moving shadow, has scale enough to suit a large space without dominating the room. After I make a wire wall sculpture I hang it up and "live with it" for a while. Sometimes I cut away additional material, add more, or change bends before I consider the sculpture ready for a home, gallery, or museum. I say: Nothing is permanent, as long as you have pliers. ...

Original Artworks (20)

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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
20 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2010
16 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
24 x 35 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
33 x 35 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
13 x 40 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
30 x 36 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
31 x 22 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
16 x 25 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
8 x 20 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
13 x 23 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
30 x 37 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2017
35 x 33 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2017
22 x 34 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2017
24 x 36 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2007
20 x 32 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2007
19 x 33 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2001
28 x 24 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2009
23 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2004
28 x 25 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2006
45 x 48 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States