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Marvin Oliver

 (born 1946)
Marvin Oliver is active/lives in Washington.  Marvin Oliver is known for monumental cast-glass sculpture, vessels, masks.

Biography   Marvin Oliver

A creator of large scale public sculpture, Marvin Oliver, living in Seattle, Washington, works primarily in cast glass with the thought of extending its "realm of possibilites".  He says:  "I'm an unusual artist.  I'm very technical.  I'm a high risk individual.  That's why the big pieces get done.  The risky part is that it might not work.  If I'm going to put a 7-ton whale up there, then I have to know what I'm doing---and I don't.  So there's a risk involved, but you've got to be smart." (177) Some of his works are huge such as the whale sculpture he made for the Seattle Children's Hospital, which spans 26 feet and weighs about 12,000 feet.  It hangs 11 feet off the ground.  Ano   ...  Displaying 750 of 2846 characters.

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