“If I can feel it, I can see it. If I can see it, I can create it.”
– Mary Beier
I am a metal sculptor/painter. In simpler terms, I am just a creative welder who likes to paint. I split my time between my studio in Sacramento, California and my studio in Phoenix, Arizona. As an artist, inspiration is all around me: I am blessed with a huge family, a great relationship and a cool dog!
My work is about everyday life, people, places and moments. The things that seem to inspire me the most are those I see everyday, whether it is a house on a hill or two people walking together at the end of a long day. These are simple things that make up our moments and frame our lives. I am truly fortunate to be living my dream and creating art.
The medium I work with is metal; my metal of choice is aluminum. I shear, bend, torch, cut, grind, paint, bang and sometimes even stomp on a piece to get the result I am looking for. I like unusual sizes and shapes and strive for pieces that create conversation. Since my canvas is metal, I can fit even the oddest of spaces. My mirrors and spiral bowls are raw aluminum and can be cleaned with soap and water. My paintings are coated with a sealer to protect them from the elements of nature. The time it takes to complete a piece depends on the content; it could be four hours or four weeks, and the finished piece is usually the extension of my mood and some really good music.
Mary is a one of a kind artist. No other artist creates exactly what she does.
To learn more about Mary, please visit her website www.metalworksart.com.