Mark Serrianne

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Serrianne_American Conundrum.jpg

Mark Serrianne


American Conundrum

Assemblage Sculpture Art

11 x 10 x 4 inches

An unearthed 1857 Remington-Beals revolver acquired from a Florida civil war memorabilia collector.

Note, at one time, the cylinder was secured with a wrap around and tied wire.  I have only slightly cleaned the trigger guard and the grip for design contrast.  Coming out of the revolver’s barrel is a vintage tin flag from the mast of a toy boat and two very old bullets rest on the stand.

The sculpture underscores the tension existing today in the United States over the right to bear arms.

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Artist Statement and Biography

After a career in advertising (formerly CEO of Cincinnati-based Northlich), Mark's love for great design, primitive antiques and unusual found objects all converged to form his creation of assemblages.

"Some works convey a message, some an outgrowth of apersonal story, some a flight of fantasy and others are simply compositions that just look and feel right.  Each one has been put through the torture test of long stares.   My work aims to give very special found objects a new life and context."

A collection of Serrianne assemblages were exhibited in February, 2017 at the juried national show of the American Craft Council in Baltimore, Maryland.