Photograph of Artist BART SOUTENDIJK
BART SOUTENDIJK
Quitman, Texas - United States



Original Artworks (12)

Bart Soutendijk; 1934 Nude Back, 2020, Original Sculpture Wire, 11 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of a nude female.  It is made out of 12 gauge  about 3 mm diameter  low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material. It is easily installed temporarily on ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2020
11 x 20 inches (27.9 x 50.8 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 7047 Nude, 2020, Original Sculpture Wire, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of a nude female.  It is made out of 12 gauge  about 3 mm diameter  low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material. It is easily installed temporarily on ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2020
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 430 Lovers, 2020, Original Sculpture Wire, 12 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of two lovers.  It is made out of 12 gauge  about 3 mm diameter  low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material. It is easily installed temporarily on finishing ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2020
12 x 17 inches (30.5 x 43.2 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 2595 Girls Stomping Grapes, 2020, Original Sculpture Wire, 72 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture mural of females stomping grapes to make wine. As described in Wikipedia: Grape- treading or grape- stomping  is part of the method of maceration used in traditional wine- making. Rather than being crushed in a wine press or by another mechanized method, ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2020
72 x 24 inches (182.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk;  364 Kissing Her Knee, 2016, Original Sculpture Wire, 15 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of a girl kissing her knee.  It is made out of 12 gauge about 3mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material.  It is easily installed temporarily ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2016
15 x 30 inches (38.1 x 76.2 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 1061 Almost Hooked, 2014, Original Sculpture Wire, 31 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of a bass almost being caught.  It is made out of 12 gauge about 3mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material.  It is easily installed temporarily ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2014
31 x 22 inches (78.7 x 55.9 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 1181 Heels, 2014, Original Sculpture Wire, 6 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of a femal in high heels. .  It is made out of 12 gauge about 3mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material.  It is easily installed temporarily ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2014
6 x 20 inches (15.2 x 50.8 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 1290 Kids In The Rain, 2016, Original Sculpture Wire, 30 x 37 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of two children in the rain with umbrellas.  It is made out of 9gauge about 44mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material.  It is easily installed ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2016
30 x 37 inches (76.2 x 94.0 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 7241 Jazz Singer, 2017, Original Sculpture Wire, 35 x 33 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of female jazz singer.  inspired by a photo of Lhasa de SelaThe wire sculptureis made out of 9 gauge about 4 mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2017
35 x 33 inches (88.9 x 83.8 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 7206 Smoker, 2017, Original Sculpture Wire, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of a girl smoking a cigarette.  It is made out of 9 gauge about 4 mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material.  It is easily installed ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2017
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 3965 Girl Reading, 2007, Original Sculpture Wire, 20 x 31 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of a girl reading.  It is made out of 9 gauge about 4 mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material.  It is easily installed temporarily on ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2007
20 x 31 inches (50.8 x 78.7 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; 1312 Nude, 2009, Original Sculpture Wire, 13 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a wire sculpture of a nude female.  It is made out of 12 gauge about 3 mm diameter low carbon steel wire that I bend by hand and weld, then powder coat gloss black with a weather resistant material.  It is easily installed temporarily on ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Wire Sculpture, 2009
13 x 19 inches (33.0 x 48.3 cm)
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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.
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