'Dream a Little Dream'

John Martini

2005 - metal: steel

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'Dream a Little Dream' is a characteristic example of Martini’s signature style. His sculptures are full of whimsy as unique creatures made of rough-edged steel convey a variety of diverse expressions from awe to melancholy, surprise, anxiety, or mischief. Martini’s silhouetted figures are made by layering several pieces of steel, brushing on solid enamel colors of red, orange, yellow, blue, or gray, and then welding and cutting the steel with a torch. The intense heat scorches the paint, leaving a dark edge where the steel has been exposed.

About the Work
About the Work
metal: steel
steel is polychromed with five coats of oil enamel paint then cut and welded
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.