Sweatbox Studios: The Assemblage Art of Mark Waldman
Mark Waldman’s sculptures and mixed media assemblages deliver direct, undiluted statements using powerful symbols such as hearts, hands, crosses and knives placed inside hand-weathered, handcrafted, and painted shadow boxes. Carefully positioned lettering spells out phrases with themes ranging from love, lust, and passion to loss, bitterness and hate. Mark’s Los Angeles punk culture upbringing as well as his love of straightforward, gut-punch artists fuels his conceptual visions, whereas his practical, on the job experience in woodworking, fiberglass and custom car building helps him see his artwork through to a solid, flawless completion. Assemblage is an art medium usually built on a found or constructed foundation,