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68" "Shaman" Reclaimed Sculpture by Chris Turri

  Lot # 100
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68" "Shaman" Reclaimed Sculpture by Chris Turri

This one-of-a-kind "Shaman" sculpture was crafted by amazingly talented Corrales artist Chris Turri. Chris is a dear friend, and was very generous to donate his art to 1CaT. Crafted of reclaimed steel and copper, the Shaman's warm patinated finish makes it ideal for either indoor or outdoor display. The bottom of the Shaman ends in a point for easy "planting" in your yard or garden, or indoors in a pot of pea gravel. Chris's Shamans are one of his most popular art pieces, and whenever he gets a batch made, they tend to sell very quickly. Check out the closeup photos to see more details of this unique Shaman. This Shaman is valued at $425.

About the Artist:
Chris Turri, Corrales, NM
Courtesy of Chris Turri Fine Art 

"From Chris Turri’s early years as a silversmith and tradesman, Chris’ creative capabilities were apparent in all aspects of his life. In 2006 Chris went into his studio full time to redirect his artist focus, fabricating sculpture from new and reclaimed metals and developing his “special sauces” to create unique patinas on copper and steel. Transforming the “skins” of old vehicles – 1940’s, '50’s & '60’s – Chris uncovers the elements in the metal that tell stories from another time and brings a richness and deeper character to the work.

Throughout his life Chris has scoured the desert for the memories of those who lived before. Native cultures hold a special place deep inside, so he gratefully borrows some of the iconic imagery of indigenous peoples and blends them with universal symbols and materials of a more recent time.  Chris’s abstractly figurative sculptures are a contemporary expression of the harmony in diversity. 

Through the process of exploring textures and the alchemy of his patinas, Chris recently developed a line of mixed media art -- patina on cloth. The new work was born from the shadows of his metal sculptures and the stories they tell.

In Chris’s metal work he repurposes a variety of unusual metals. So too, Chris utilizes reclaimed cloth that comes from the shadows of the lives of others. The patina on cloth pieces are wrapped on large canvases bringing a fresh new medium while relying on the imagery and stories of the past."

Excellent - no condition issues of any kind.

68" H X 11" W X 1" D

Lot # 100
System ID # 11871139
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