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BART SOUTENDIJK
Quitman, Texas - United States


, Woman In The Wind, Figurative, $735
, Lovers, Figurative, $735
, Almost Hooked, Figurative, $620

Art Starting At $1,050

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)

Bart Soutendijk; fixing her hair, 2016, Original Sculpture Steel, 20 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of girl fixing her hair...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61.0 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; balerina, 2010, Original Sculpture Steel, 16 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of young balarina tying her slipper...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2010
16 x 24 inches (40.6 x 61.0 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; counting grains of sand, 2016, Original Sculpture Steel, 24 x 35 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of child at the beach counting grains of sand...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
24 x 35 inches (61.0 x 88.9 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; kissing her knee, 2016, Original Sculpture Steel, 33 x 35 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of girl in thought holding her knee...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
33 x 35 inches (83.8 x 88.9 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; woman in the wind, 2016, Original Sculpture Steel, 13 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of a girl standing in the wind...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
13 x 40 inches (33.0 x 101.6 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; lovers, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 30 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of man holding a female lover...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; almost hooked, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 31 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of a large- mouth bass taking the hook...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
31 x 22 inches (78.7 x 55.9 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; heels, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 16 x 25 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of lady wearing high heels...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
16 x 25 inches (40.6 x 63.5 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; nude, 2016, Original Sculpture Steel, 8 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of female nude...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
8 x 20 inches (20.3 x 50.8 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; nude, 2016, Original Sculpture Steel, 13 x 23 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of female nude...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
13 x 23 inches (33.0 x 58.4 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; kids in the rain, 2016, Original Sculpture Steel, 30 x 37 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of two children in the rain with unbrellas...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2016
30 x 37 inches (76.2 x 94.0 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; jazz singer, 2017, Original Sculpture Steel, 35 x 33 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of female jazz singer. inspired by a photo of Lhasa de Sela...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2017
35 x 33 inches (88.9 x 83.8 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; rock singer, 2017, Original Sculpture Steel, 22 x 34 inches. Artwork description: 241 wire wall art of female rock singer...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2017
22 x 34 inches (55.9 x 86.4 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; smoker, 2017, Original Sculpture Steel, 24 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Wire wall art of woman smoking...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2017
24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; Girl Reading, 2007, Original Sculpture Steel, 20 x 32 inches. Artwork description: 241      Wire Wall Art made of 9 gauge steel wire.     ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2007
20 x 32 inches (50.8 x 81.3 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; Kissing Cowboy, 2007, Original Sculpture Steel, 19 x 33 inches. Artwork description: 241     Wire Wall Art made of 9 gauge steel wire.    ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2007
19 x 33 inches (48.3 x 83.8 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; Buddies, 2001, Original Sculpture Steel, 28 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241    Wire Wall Art made of 9 gauge steel wire.   ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2001
28 x 24 inches (71.1 x 61.0 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; Nude, 2009, Original Sculpture Steel, 23 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   Wire Wall Art made of 9 gauge steel wire.  ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2009
23 x 30 inches (58.4 x 76.2 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; My Best Shirt, 2004, Original Sculpture Steel, 28 x 25 inches. Artwork description: 241  Wire Wall Art made of 9 and 12 gauge steel wire. ...
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2004
28 x 25 inches (71.1 x 63.5 cm)
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Bart Soutendijk; Dancers, 2006, Original Sculpture Steel, 45 x 48 inches.
Bart Soutendijk
Original Steel Sculpture, 2006
45 x 48 inches (114.3 x 121.9 cm)
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