Vintage Treasure (Lucite Sculpture) Steve Barton Art From World-Famous “Wavy” Frame Painter Available at Marcus Ashley Art Gallery in South Lake Tahoe
“Life is art. Art is life.” – Steve Barton
At the Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery showroom, Steve Barton art aficionados will be delighted to discover the artist’s sculptures. Internationally recognized for his loose impressionistic paintings of seascapes and coastal landscapes, Barton demonstrates his versatility through the fine art acrylic (Lucite) medium. These pieces are impressive adornments on coffee tables, windowsills, pedestals, and fireplace mantels of residential and commercial receiving rooms.
Vintage Treasure belongs to this set. It mirrors Barton’s signature theme, the calm life on the beach, with his familiar elements of a palm tree growing up from fine brown sand, a modest dwelling, and a small boat moored on the private dock. The iceberg-shaped aquamarine piece represents the sea, while corals in bright red, yellow, orange, and pink at the bottom take the place of his beloved flowers. What makes this carving truly unique is that the scene is set on top of the acrylic instead of inside it, which is the common practice among Lucite artists.
The beauty of this sculpture lies in the material’s intrinsic characteristic of allowing light to shine through. It acts like a prism and brings forth a spectrum of colors that create a four-dimension illusion.