Monumetal works

Body Adornment
Forms in Metal
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Jim Malenda

The Forms in Metal, and specifically the wall pieces, range in size from 18 inches to 6 feet, and are a commitment to making the 14 Stations of the Cross as secular wall sculptures. The intent is to make these works in such a way as to physically and aesthetically challenge the viewer in the space she or he would occupy while viewing the pieces. The material used is enamel, aluminum, and copper. With this series I hope to capture the spirit and passion of these centuries old icons and transcend the dogma of organized religion while communicating the intrinsic and eternal values which the Stations have represented for ages.

My Spectacles and spectacle brooches are an ongoing series which make statements about eye contact. They originally used the transparent plique-a-jour enameling technique, which to me was synonymous with "the eyes being a window to the soul". I often use the spectacles as studies of form and color for larger works.

The Body Adornment works are for the most part pendants. They are enamel on cast cuttlebone which incorporate stones and shells.

James Malenda

949 Maidencreek Road
Fleetwood, PA 19522
(610) 926-7094

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