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 - FALL 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.
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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 Museum of the Marine Corps. See the Tour Schedule for details. Currently on exhibition at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, Balboa Park, Ca. On View August 15-October 30th.
Sculpture Unveiling Ceremony in San Diego - September 30th 2014:
Tuesday, September 30th at 9 am, morning refreshments will be served prior to the ceremony. The artist will speak a few moments about the process before the sculpture is unveiled by WWII Raiders. San Diego Air & Space Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA