Maelstrom Series No 3

More Works By Shayne Dark Aluminum 2022
30 × 30 × 9 in 76.2 × 76.2 × 22.86 cm

About Maelstrom Series No 3

Canadian sculptor Shayne Dark creates uniquely beautiful abstract pieces often inspired by nature. This new series called Maelstrom (a whirlpool in a sea or river) is a nod to the tumultuous times experienced by the world over the last two years. This arresting wall sculpture in celery green is hand forged from a series of small round aluminum rods layered in a circular wreath-like form. The dynamic energy of this piece is so palpable it almost appears to be in motion.

“In my studio, I had a forced solitude with no interruptions, giving me plenty of time to experiment with materials that I had on hand. I started to bend aluminium rods into circular shapes until I had hundreds of elements tossed in a pile in the corner of my studio. The large haphazard heap of material had this spontaneous energy and movement. Eventually, I started to envision vortexes and maelstroms.” Shayne Dark

He was the artist in residence at the Brooklyn botanic garden in 2016 following a successful residency at the Albright Knox and Buffalo botanical garden in 2015 and a feature article on his work in Sculpture magazine. At Art Basel, Dark was named one of the top ten artists to watch. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate, and public collections.