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
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