sculptor - sculpteur - beeldhouwer
Mark began his career as bronze caster. He gained command of the craft while also feeling the need to create himself. Carefully, step by step and at first rarely satisfied about the result. The turning point came in 1996.
The municipality of Schoten commissioned him to develop a design he had submitted for a competition.
A new ‘artist/sculptor’ was born! From a debut with abstract sculptures, a gradual evolution towards stylised bronze human and animal figures to, these past 13 years, exclusively animals, with a preference for birds...
Water & grassland birds - Owls - Falcons - Outdoor sculptures - Penguins - Mammals - Seahorses - Exclusive sculptures
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Woodson Art Museum buy bronze sculpture from Mark Dedrie
"GREAT NEWS" The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has decided to purchase my Sword-billed Hummingbird for their permanent collection. The Woodson Art Museum is not just another museum, it is home to the annual Birds in Art exhibition. This exhibition, where Mark Dedrie's sword-billed hummingbird can be admired, runs until December 1, 2019. The organization expects more than 16,000 visitors. After the exhibition, the Sword-billed Hummingbird goes "on tour" to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art in Texas, the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in New York and finally the Wendell Gilley Museum in Maine. Then it returns to the Woodson Art Museum collection.
The making of I AM THE BEST
In June we had big news: two works by Mark Dedrie are included in famous international exhibitions. "Sword-billed Hummingbird" moves to Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, USA. And "Grouse" travels to Art and the Animal at The Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.
Giving back to the community
On the left you can see a snapshot of an educational installation of the complete modeling and casting process of a bronze sculpture. This installation was donated by the artist to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in 2019.