Bronze and Steel: The Art of Marc Mellon and Babette Bloch
Marc Mellon is one of America's foremost representational sculptors, well known for his portrait busts, commemorative statues, and works in bronze exploring the worlds of dance, sport, and family life. Mellon’s prodigious output of works reflects the passion he has for his chosen discipline. “My works reflects our interests as engaged human beings,” says the artist. “I sculpt what we are passionate about, and the resulting works are collected precisely because they speak to those passions.”
Mellon is married to another noted sculptor, Babette Bloch. She is a pioneer in the use of laser-cut and water jet-cut stainless steel in creating figurative works of art. Her sculptures explore form and the interplay between object and light, reflect their environments, and expand the ways in which stainless steel is used in contemporary art.
Bloch’s work can be seen in the stunning historic silhouettes along the Lowcountry Trail at Brookgreen Gardens.
This interfacing retrospective exhibit of their work will open May 7, 2022. If you would like to make a donation to Brookgreen Gardens to support Bronze and Steel: The Art of Marc Mellon and Babette Bloch click HERE.
Below is a video that was presented at the Artists' Fellowship Awards in 2018 when Marc and Babette were awarded the Benjamin West Clinedinst Medal for exceptional artistic merit.