Mark Knize – Tracy, CA
Mark Knize is a sculptor in wood, clay, metal, concrete, and stone. The geometry of simple curves and round objects has been a decades-long interest, producing geometric, even practical, vessels. He now is adding more representational images to his body of work including people and animals, a consequence of serious study of figure drawing. Besides winning awards in local art shows, his work is also in private collections in California, Europe, and Japan.
Artist statement: “I enjoy trying to achieve the perfect form, creating objects that engage the viewer. I see my work functioning as a key visual point within a room, inviting a look and a touch.” http://mark-knize.com