SCULPTURAL ARTS IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
The Eugene Sculpture Group exists to expose and promote the artistry of three Eugene artists working in one sculpture studio.
By sharing our experience and skills, we enliven each others artwork.
Our unique personalities and accumulated knowledge boost our collective enthusiasm.
Together and individually, we create sculpture that enhances Life.
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MARK ANDREW :: CEDAR CAREDIO :: RANDY ORTIZ
CAST BRONZE / CARVED STONE AND WOOD
Mark grew up in New York State, then moved to France for high school where he became hooked on the artwork he experienced there. To him, art was the handwork from which beauty blooms, and it became the only profession worth pursuing.
As a college student at the University of Oregon, Mark studied under the well-known Pacific Northwest sculptor, Paul Buckner, and began by carving wood. He invested in a complete set of Swiss made carving chisels, and experimented with an abundance of different types of Oregon wood. After university, he studied with Florida wildlife artist, Daniel DeMendoza, and learned how to add technique in realistic wood-carving. A move to Carmel, California, put him in an artistic community where he accepted an increasingly diverse range of commissions which challenged him to refine and expand his skills. During this period, he worked in the studio of Richard McDonald, noted figure sculptor, and collaborated with fine furniture maker, Tom Ocampo, of Carmel Valley.
CARVED STONE AND WOOD
Both his Celtic heritage and his life in the Northwest guide Cedar to interpretations of myths with stylized creatures or designs. Influences include Northwest coastal Native Americans (totem images), Western European mysteries (like fairies), and Scottish wood and stone carving. Tying together these elements with dreams and spirituality has led him to his own unique style. He focuses on defining lines rather than minute details.
SCULPTURAL STEEL FABRICATION / CARVED STONE
Randy Ortiz is a Eugene based, southern California native, who received his Fine and Applied Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 2003. Trained in the classical drawing and sculptural methods passed down over millennia, Randy has amassed extensive knowledge of long-established design principals and techniques…