About the Sculptor
Mardie Rees is an award-winning figurative sculptor. She uses handcrafted wooden tools to shape clay into living beings cast in bronze. Her work explores fundamentally human themes such as womanhood, faith, youth, struggle and hope. An artist steeped in tradition, her subjects are derived from stories in history and literature and from relationships that are core to the formation of a soul. Her mix of classical practice and contemporary craft makes her art come alive with the beauty and honesty of times of struggle, solitude, or contemplation.
In 2013, Mardie received an award for Exceptional Merit from the Portrait Society of America International Competition & Exhibition. From the same organization she received a First Honor award in 2010. She was a finalist in sculpture from the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition in 2014, 2013 and 2010. Mardie was a Gold Medal of Honor winner in 2010 from the Allied Artists of America. A full list of her awards to date can be found here. Visit Mardie’s Commissions page to learn more about developing new works.
NEWS - Summer 2014
Catalog Released!! - Discover the figurative art of international sculptor Mardie Rees through "Soul of the Forward and Faithful." Detailed photos of WWII Marine Raiders commemorative sculpture includes a Browning Automatic Rifleman, War Dog Handler and his German Shepherd as well as a Navajo Code Talker.
Read below or contact the artist for a hard copy.
Soul of the Forward & Faithful
WWII U.S. Marine Raider Memorial
The sculpture memorial will be taking a National tour across the U.S. before it's final destination inside the National Marine Corps Museum in Fall of 2014. See the Tour Schedule for details. First of the events is an exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum July 10th-28th. Scheduled sculpture unveiling ceremony along with a talk given by Mardie Rees is July 13th at 12pm in correlation with the Northwest Community Festival (10-4pm), hosted by the Tacoma Art Museum for free.