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.
Soul of the Forward & Faithful is now on view permanently at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. The sculpture is located in front of the Tarawa exhibit in the Leatherneck Gallery.
Catalog Released! - Discover the figurative art of international sculptor Mardie Rees through 'Soul of the Forward and Faithful.' The detailed photos of WWII Marine Raiders commemorative sculpture include a Browning Automatic Rifleman, a War Dog Handler and his German Shepherd as well as a Navajo Code Talker. Request a FREE copy of the pictorial catalog or read here.