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Phelan Meek
Rockville, MD
http://www.phelanmeek.com
 
Phelan Meek

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Homage to a Fragile Self
Homage to a Fragile Self
2007
Resin, crushed glass, photo transfer, found objects
34 x 28 x 7 in.
Madalena
Madalena
2009
Resin, crushed glass, Australian Banksia pods, tree branches, bird's nest, encaustic collage
2009

This piece is a tribute to Ivan Lins, the Brazilian singer/songwriter. I was working in my studio one day listening to one of his CDs when his song "Madalena" started to play. This image appeared in my mind. Lins' Madalena is a love song, this piece is a love song to women and their connection to the earth.
I Long for the Cardinal, Red
I Long for the Cardinal, Red
2009
Resin, crushed glass, found objects, window, encaustic collage
31 x 27 x 9 in.

I was determined that a particular fertility treatment would be my last and so I stayed in bed for one week after the fertilized embryos were place in my womb. As I lay there looking out the window I found myself yearning for visits from Cardinals.
Feet of Glass, Yet Firmly Planted
Feet of Glass, Yet Firmly Planted
2009
Resin, crushed glass, york gum burl cap
8 x 11 x 13 in.
A Buddha is Born Every Second of Every Day
A Buddha is Born Every Second of Every Day
2009
Resin, clay, copper paint, stones, maple burl
18 x 27 x 17 in.

The child rests on the feet of her parents which rest on the earth. Children are born wise if we would only listen.
Pied  Terre
Pied Terre
2008
Burled maple slice, tree bark, Austrailian banksia seed pods, plaster, paint, copper
25 x 18 x 12 in.

The elements of our connection to the earth. Grounded in place.
Walkin' My Vortex Back Home
Walkin' My Vortex Back Home
2007
Copper, boots, plaster, colored paste wax
54 x 15 x 19 in.

I was thinking of our connection to the universe one day and thought of energy and realized we are each a vortex of energy within the energy of the universe.
A Woman Gave Birth to the Earth
A Woman Gave Birth to the Earth
2006
Welded steel
48 x 22 x 23 in.

In my humble opinion.
Garden of the Ancients
Garden of the Ancients
1998
Welded steel
4 x 12 x 8 ft.

These images were taken from my study of the work of the archeologist Marija Gimbutas.
En Repos
En Repos
1999
Fiberglass resin on steel
34 x 48 in.

This is one of my steel paintings. The image was painted onto cut and welded steel.
She's Got
She's Got "It"
1999
Fiberglass resin on steel
36 x 48 in.

This is based on a photo of the "It Girl", Clara Bow. The work is one of my steel paintings-cut and welded steel painted with fiberglass resin.
The Dragon
The Dragon
1998
Fiberglass resin on steel
72 x 72 x42 in.

This was a commission by the parents of the child in the photo. She had drawn the dragon. I fabricated the dragon out of welded steel and coated it with fiberglass resin. I enjoy collaborating with kids!






   
 

 

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