A native New Englander, and graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University with a BFA in Visual Design, Mark has over 25 years' experience as a professional in the visual arts field. An award winning designer, Mark has also pursued the fine art of oil painting as well as the use of other mediums in his work.
Mark captures the essence and motion of the wildlife he depicts in his WildWire series. Bending 16 gauge industrial wire into a 3D drawings of animals, the core of Mark's work reflects his love of the outdoors and its creatures.
"Wildlife and its environment has been a consistent theme in my work over the years. My artwork has traditionally consisted of wildlife and landscapes in oil, acrylic, and pen and ink.
Over the last two years I have been intrigued with depicting the motion and anatomy of wildlife in wire sculptures. In my Wild Wire series, I can draw an animal in 3D, sometimes using only one piece of wire.
"My goal is to use the wire to create the elements that speak to the essence of the animal. I begin by breaking down the animal to its unique motion, key anatomical features and personality. I enjoy telling a story in my pieces – whether it’s a group of deer that was startled and bound away, or a cheetah in hot pursuit of its prey. The subject matter offers endless possibilities. In creating each sculpture, I learn something about the animal and how best to represent it in its form."