(wood & stone, and other stuff)
“Sculpture isn't a thing you set out to do and succeed in. It's a thing that gets at you, that nags at you - and haunts you - so that you've got, sooner or later, to make terms with it". - Agatha Christie
Marion Mason (Sculptguy)
I am an artist who taught various public high school Art courses for 42 years. Since I retired (Jan. '19) I am now a full-time professional artist... again.
I earned an undergraduate degree in studio art (sculpture concentration) from the University of South Carolina, and the Master of Fine Arts Degree (in sculpture) from the University of Georgia. I exhibit and sell my sculpture and hand-made pendants, and have shown and won awards at many local, state, regional, and national competitive and invitational exhibits. Prior to my teaching career I served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 9 years, and am a veteran of the Vietnam War. I began my long teaching career as the artist-in-residence, and on-site coordinator, at the former Richland District 1 Artistically Talented and Gifted (ARTAG) High School Program. Many years ago I was a member of the design and implementation team of the original Tri-District Arts Consortium (TRI- DAC), and I taught sculpture there for 17 summers. In addition, I had the priviledge of teaching three summers at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities’ three week Honors Program. I have conducted many art workshops for school, district, community, and state-wide groups, from middle schoolers through adults. In 1982 I was awarded Teacher of the Year recognition at C. A. Johnson High School, and was also voted Richland District One Teacher of the Year.
Please see my "wearable sculpture" pendants at www.etsy.com/shop/sculptguyspendants and see some of my photography at www.viewbug.com/member/sculptguy. Enjoy!