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Stephen Fitz-Gerald
Artist | Professional
United States
Professional metal sculptor,site specific designer-fabricator of a full range of metal decorative arts...

Current Residence: Either in the Troll Market or,Cloaked in a big fat cumulus cloud high over Northern California
deviantWEAR sizing preference: petite
Print preference: BIG
Favourite genre of music: AMBIENT
Favourite photographer: Steven Meisel,Steichen,Rollei Mc Kenna
Favourite style of art: Mythic Fantasy,Art Nouveau,Celtic Early La Tenne,Industrial Moderne.Industrial Organic,SteamPunk
Operating System: Jungian Archetypal Rendering
MP3 player of choice: the music of the spheres
Shell of choice: Junonian
Wallpaper of choice: Art Nouveau
Skin of choice: Asian female
Favourite cartoon character: Our Ex-President
Personal Quote: To all my students:When it comes to Art,there are no rules
Interests
  • Listening to: Loop Guru
  • Reading: the Signs
  • Watching: the Weather
  • Playing: new licks
  • Eating: risotto
  • Drinking: old vine Zin
I've just returned from two months in Castine ,Maine (my original home),where my sister and I emptied our father's studio and sorted his vast amount of artwork into coherent collections.The property has sold and though he died 13 years ago and left the contents of the studio to me,(meaning tools and equipment),I had put off this arduous task until his widow,(my stepmother )expired.Her death caused a whole cascade of events which culminated in the sale of the property,a heart wrenching blow for my sister and I but not altogether unexpected.And my most gracious cousins bought the property so that was at least a mitigating effect.Still the incredible output of my father's long successful career as a sculptor was a vast and intimidating challenge to have to process.My worst fear was that I might somehow die without archiving this incredibly rich and beneficial instructional material for posterity.We identified 6 coherent collections;drawings, cartoons,photographs of his works,publications which contained either his sculptures or illustrations,65 filled sketchbooks ,1000 slides and a vast quantity of writings ,talks ,essays and letters.We worked for 2 months without a day off,all the while making a wing of his studio into a gallery to sell the 100 sculptures we inherited.This was my attempt to create "House of Fitz-Gerald"and give the monied summer folk and local townspeople who had personal relationships with my father an opportunity to purchase a piece of him.There were moments when we felt nearly overcome by the sheer quantity of material.But at each moment of near freak-out some ostensibly random piece of good fortune would land in our laps and reinvigorate our efforts and keep us aligned.So often did this happen in fact that we begin to record all the coups that literally saved our butts and kept our heads from exploding.I took nearly 100 photos every day from the sketchbooks,while also dealing with clients and collectors and spent each night editing the images.I contacted Colby College,Bates,Bowdoin,and other colleges where Clark's sculptures reside, even the Smithsonian,that has 38 of his pieces listed,trying to get them interested in continuing the archiving,but to no avail.We were coming to the end of our allotted time and were worried about storing all this stuff.It was then that we were approached by the Castine Historical Society who had heard of our travails and offered to share the burden.After touring their facility and meeting their most excellent and professional archivist,we knew they were the ones to take on the task.So we have donated the six collections to them and a most symbiotic relationship has been established where they hold all the materials ,but we still have access,retain all copyrights and also act as gate keepers to authorize who can view the material,do research and most importantly,how they intend to use it...

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myselfonly Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017   General Artist
Awesome gallery!! =)
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Eyth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Outstanding gallery of work.  Great design, masterful craftsmanship.  :beer:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional
Thank you kindly.
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Maquenda Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful work! Especially love your shells :)
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debris Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014   Artist
you have always been the man....
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AlphaManifest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Evening, you've been featured in my weekly mag - fav.me/d7udb9l
Thank you for being an incredible deviant my dear. I hope to feature you again in the future.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional
Hey thanks...
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AlphaManifest Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome Stay deviously creative! 
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theforgery Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I was just browsing your website, Inspiring work! i wish i could come see your Sculpture in person, I really get where you are coming from! 
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