Antique Childs Skis Bronzed and Carved
c. 1920-1940's, 20th century
"l x "w x "h
© Vintage Winter
These skis have been carved and bronzed by artist Mary Williams into a one of a kind ski decor item. Truly unique and versatile these skis can be mounted in the entry way, set by the fireplace, hung above the mantle or used to decorate the kids room.
About the Artist: Mary Williams
After spending a successful 20 years in marketing , Mary began exploring wood as an art form. She studied under nationally known artists at Anderson Ranch Art Center and Penland School of Crafts learning carving techniques and woodworking skills that she uses in creating colorful aspen sculptures and hand carved wall reliefs that surprise, delight, and intrigue.
With wood as her medium, she is able to explore many shapes and forms that create energy in any given space. Her use of striking colors and designs created by carved surfaces produce playful abstract imagery that reach out to all ages. Colors and textures draw the viewer in for a closer investigation; from a distance the imagery dances across the surface. Layers of color are sanded away to the bare wood which leaves a warm, weathered, comforting feel.
Her work is whimsical, organic, and has a refreshing style that often brings a smile. Using wood as a medium allows flexibility to create dimensional pieces varying in size, shape and function. All pieces are painted in acrylics with a variety of finishes.
Mary Williams with recent project.
Public Art Commissions:
2008 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2008 Schoenbar Middle School, Ketchikan, AK
2007 The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, CO
2005 Vail Associates – Beaver Creek Kids Ski School, Eagle, CO
2004 Kaiser Permanente Ken Caryl Medical Office, Littleton, CO
2003 The new Phillip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO
2008 DCP Midstream, Denver CO
2008 Hyatt Studios, Denver, CO
2007 Equity West, Denver, CO
2007 McKee Medical Center, Loveland, CO
2007 Platte Valley Medical Center, Brighton, CO
2007 Union Terrace, Lakewood, CO
2007 Vail Plaza Hotel, Vail, CO
2007 Jackson National Life Insurance, Denver, CO
2006 North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO
2006 Beaver Run Resort – Breckenridge, CO
2006 Mark West Energy – Denver, CO
2005 McKee Medical Center in Loveland, CO
2005 Easy Entrees – Lakewood,CO
2004 Kaiser Permanente Westminster Medical Office, Westminster, CO
2004 Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek Medical Center, Broomfield, CO
2008 Jamie Cunningham, Denver, CO
2008 McGrath & Braun Art Consultants, Denver, CO
2008 Lynn Baer, Castle Rock, CO
Further commissions and references available by personal request.
Vintage Ski Art is ideal for mountain ski lodges, ski resorts, and family chalets. Wherever you want to be reminded of the artistry and beauty of downhill and cross-country skiing, consider custom vintage ski commissioned art by Mary Williams.