MAGNIFICENT Mid Century Modern Metal Wall Sculpture by renowned Pacific Northwest Seattle area Artist, ROSS BENDIXEN.
It has gorgeous contrast of various metals including Copper and Brass in this EARLY work featuring a Marine theme of three Sailboats or Ships.
As pictured it is signed and dated "ROSS 5-80" 1980.
It measures approximately 29 inches wide, 24 inches high and 9 inches deep including the hangers.
Artist Information: Ross Bendixen
He specializes in metal sculptures. His wall hangings of killer whales, herons and other Northwest icons are stark in their simplicity.
His metalworking talents also are sought by designers and decorators.
His furniture and wall sculptures have been featured in Street of Dreams homes.
Yet when he was growing up on the shores of Lake Sammamish during the 1950s and '60s, Bendixen didn't plan to be either an artist or a furniture maker. He was passionate about things mechanical. After high school, he got a job welding boat trailers at a yacht basin on Lake Washington. "I would go to work early and stay late to make things out of scrap metal," Bendixen said.He considered it play. Others saw beauty in his creations and began buying them.
One weekend Bendixen borrowed his mother's station wagon, loaded his sculptures and and drove to Yakima for an art show. He sold some pieces but, more important, made connections with artists who told him about other shows.
By the time the Seattle economy soured in the early 1970s and Bendixen was laid off at the boat yard, he was an established artist with a workshop in his garage.
Today his early pieces are considered collectors' items.
This sculpture is in excellent, undamaged condition. This is a very rare find as his works especially early ones are quite scarce. Please enlarge all pictures for condition and detail.
It is in excellent, undamaged condition. This is a very rare find as his works especially early ones are quite scarce. Please enlarge all pictures for condition and detail.
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