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Mark Gottschalk

"​My work fuses the industrial qualities of metal with the organic characteristics of wood. The contrast between soft edge and hard edge, machine and organic have always held a fascination for me. "

These mahogany and polished metal pieces focus on the contrasting characteristics of machined, highly polished metal surfaces and the natural qualities of wood. The designs emphasize streamlined forms, clean shapes, and simple lines reminiscent of pieces from the Art Deco and Precisionism movements.

Gottschalk designs his pieces on a computer and then transfers the designs to his home-built computerized machinery for rough cutting. Once the rough wood shapes are laminated together, he shapes them with wood files and sanding drums. The mahogany pieces are stained and lacquered and the aluminum cut, sanded, and then polished to a high shine.

Gottschalk received his BFA degree from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he studied under light artist Cork Marcheski and sculptor Dick Graham. While at MCAD, Gottschalk worked under George Morrison to create Morrison's "Red Totems."

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Mako Shark in Black
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 740
Mako Shark in Fire Tiger
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 674
Roosterfish in Blue
Wood & Metal Sculpture

$ 580
Little Hogfish in Red
Wood & Metal Sculpture

$ 388
Wild Rooster Deep Purple
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 554
Orca
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 820
Tiger Shark
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 730
Roosterfish
Wood & Metal Sculpture

$ 540
Bluefin Tuna
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 3,759
Tarpon
Wood & Metal Sculpture

$ 460
Permit
Wood & Metal Sculpture

$ 540
African Pompano
Wood & Metal Sculpture

$ 540
Bonefish
Wood & Metal Sculpture

$ 460
Cobia
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 3,511
Tarpon Wall Sculpture
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 3,273
Sailfish
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 3,750
Barracuda
Wood & Metal Wall Sculpture

$ 3,485
Collections
The Boathouse Orlando, Disney Springs, Orlando, 2015
The Boathouse Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 2016