Absolutely one-of-a-kind work of art by san francisco painter and poet, sutter marin (1926-1985). Mixed media collage creation depicting the biblical tower of babel. The artist painstakingly built-up his interpretation as a mosaic using thousands of wood matchsticks, small bits of wood dowels, tucked-in magazine & newspaper cut-outs from various language publications, and artfully embellished it all with paint. This is one of those rare pieces of art that you will always enjoy seeing as something new pops out every time you look at it.This is a monumental piece that will make a statement in your home, office, church, synagogue, museum, art store, or business. 48" h x 32" w x 3 deep. Including the frame it is 50" h x 34" w x 4 deep. Weight on the wall estimated at 20-30 lbs. Sutter marin is a listed artist. He was known as a painter and poet affiliated with s. North beach and the san francisco beat movement. He studied at san francisco state college, and the s. He was a co-founder of the san francisco creative art center. He had several exhibits, shows and awards.
Few of his creations come on the market. It is difficult to value such a unique work of art. I have priced it based on a best estimate of how many individual pieces are involved in making the image and the months it took to create.As a poet and an artist, i believe babel is sutter marin's life statement piece. This item is made of matchsticks and wood rods, paper collage, paint, wood, board.