Mark Aeling is a master sculptor, a lifelong craftsman and, as he calls himself, a maker. His artistic practice is translating ideas into tangible, physical – and often very large – objects.
Mark’s MGA Sculpture Studio is a mainstay of St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Arts District. Through his work with the Warehouse Arts Association, Mark’s helping to create the new ArtsXchange, with affordable studio space for working artists.
His sculptures are created in a traditional artisan studio, with apprentices learning the craft and assisting on Mark’s large-scale public art projects. He creates works inspired by shapes in the nature, and is adventurous in exploring new techniques.
You’ll enjoy this fascinating conversation with an artist who thrives on the challenge of problem-solving and gets inspiration from constantly asking, how can I build that?
Find out more about Mark Aeling’s work and the Warehouse Arts District:
MGA Sculpture Studio – www.mgasculpture.com
Warehouse District Arts Association – www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.com
The Arts XChange – www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.com/ArtsXchange
Soft Water Studios – www.softwaterstudios.com
Fibonacci Numbers – www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fibonacci-sequence.html
Butterfly Kiss by Mark Aeling of MGA Sculpture Studio. Photo by Alex Kaufmann