July 1st, 2022

In our last segment of our “Picture This” series, we demonstrated how our Gallery MAR sculptural works would shine in an outdoor setting like that around your home and property. In this edition, we look at the ways in which Gallery MAR sculpture can enrich your homes’ interior.

We often hear from our collectors, “we love your artwork, but our walls are full!” Fortunately, art is not just for your walls! Between our 10 sculpture artists, you are sure to find something to love in every corner of your home. From your fireplace mantle to your dining room table, you can wow in every any space.


Wayne Salge, “Lopez,” bronze, 11″ x 15″ x 5″ displayed on the mantle

If you’re looking for that perfect piece above your fireplace mantle, one thing you may not have considered is a sculpture. Sometimes these gorgeous fireplace mantels are made up of stone or plaster or material so gorgeously crafted and strong, that the hanging of a painting becomes a bit of a technical and logistical challenge. One possible solution is to use that space to accent one of your sculptural works. This fireplace mantle offsets the powerful silhouette of this bronze piece by artist Wayne Salge. The austerity and poise of this piece is guaranteed to add a note of sophistication to your beautifully furnished space. Wayne Salge’s work ranges from small table top pieces to large entryway works of grandeur, so there is a piece perfect for any space. 



Joe Norman, “Fear/Love Lifesized,” mixed media, “83” x 32″ x 32″ displayed in a living room

Joe Norman‘s dual-sided sculptural word art is the perfect fit for any setting. His small bronze works can shine beautifully in your smaller spaces, from your table tops to your mantlepiece, while his large-scale work can create a dynamic focal point for your space, from your yard to your living room. Norman’s sculptural work changes depending on your viewpoint. In this sculpture, one angle reads “love” while the other reads “fear.” For these dual-sided works, we recommend placing them somewhere more centrally located, so they can be easily walked around and appreciated from all angles. Give yourself and visitors of your home a true interactive art experience by placing one of Norman’s large-scale sculptures in your home.



Jared Davis, “Glass Antler Chandelier,” glass, displayed in a living room setting

If you love the gorgeous glass works of Jared Davis but fear the placement of such a delicate sculpture around your home (any parents out there know what we mean?), then a Jared Davis chandelier is the perfect solution. These glistening glass antlers are sure to shine in your home, giving your room a beautiful blend of traditional sophistication with modern charm. The way the light reflects off of Davis’ glass antlers will illuminate your space in prisms of light and color, creating the most dazzling (and out of reach) centerpiece for your room.



Left to right: R. Nelson Parrish, “Cascade II,” bioresin and wood, 52″ x 4″ x 2″ | R. Nelson Parrish, “Cascade I,” bioresin and wood, 45″ x 4″ x 2″ | “Jamie Burnes, “Jasper the Feline,” wood and steel, 36″ x 24″ x 21″

You may be familiar with R. Nelson Parrish’s glitch sculpture works, which hang from the ceiling, suspended in mid air. In his new body of work, however, he offers us a beautiful alternative. If Parrish’s flitches are like stalactites, then these new works are his stalagmites, rising proudly from the earth. As the artist himself muses, his work becomes “a waypoint…if you have a cairn, a lighthouse, it allows you to focus and get clarity on the goals we’re all trying to achieve.” These statuesque pieces make a beautiful addition to any room, especially one with lots of sunlight. The way the sun shines through and off of his translucent bioresin colors is bewitching to behold.

While these works can stand powerfully all on their own, they also pair beautifully with other sculpture works. Here we have paired two of Parrish’s resin and wood sculptures with a wood and steel sculpture by Jamie Burnes. While several of Jamie Burnes‘ sculpture works are far too  large for many rooms indoors (see a few of his works in our “Picture This: Outdoor Sculpture” blog and in our latest blog on the artist himself), many of his pieces are the perfect size for an indoor setting. This elegant work, “Jasper,” is on the smaller side and pays homage to our feline friends through beautiful abstraction. Like Parrish, Jamie Burnes masterfully blends the worlds of nature and man, and this work is no exception. With these three works, you can harmonize the beauty of nature and the sophistication of our man-made world together in your home.



Left to right: Hunt Slonem, “Farrah Glass Bunny,” glass, 15.5″ x 7″ x 9″ | Hunt Slonem, “Eggplant Glass Bunny,” glass, 18.5″ x 6.5″ x 8″

Hunt Slonem‘s glass sculptures remind the artist of gazing into a crystal cave. According to the artist, these luminous new sculptural works seem to “emit a positive vibration,” and we cannot help but agree. As the light of the day changes, watch the ways in which these sculptures reflect the light, refracting into new prisms of color and beauty. Another aspect of the new sculpture work that Slonem loves is their portability, allowing you to place and rearrange the sculptures as you see fit. Rearrange these works according to the light of the day, the season, or simply your mood. All at once playful and austere, these works will add a note of whimsy and sophistication to your space.



We hope these latest indoor sculpture in situ images have given you some art inspiration and have provided a reprieve for your eyes, mind, and heart. Let us know which works are your favorite or which works you would like to see Photoshopped into your space.by emailing the gallery at info@gallerymar.com. 


Written and Photoshopped by Veronica Vale