MarkRafterArt

Mixed Media Abstract and Contemporary Sculptures

San Diego, California

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Announcement    Thanks for your interest in my art. I am an American mixed media sculpture artist incorporating polystyrene, fused glass, metal and acrylics into unique abstract and contemporary sculptures. My work is available in various form factors, primarily the wall sculptures found here on Etsy. Each piece is unique and original with highly texturized surfaces and an intricate color scheme created with patinas, acrylic paints and multicolored glass and metal elements.

In the latter part of 2020, I finally arrived at a definitive style and brand that I will continue with for the foreseeable future. This is the abstract wall art currently in my Etsy shop. All of my previous work with garden art and figurative sculptures have led me to this point. What you see here is the result of 50 years of making art and more recently, 4+ years learning metal working and how to fuse glass, developing construction techniques, gaining experience with a wide variety of materials and making 100s of pieces of art ... all to refine my unique style.

Most of the reviews you'll find here on Etsy are related to my previous work. The same craftsmanship and skills are equally represented in the current work. I take a great deal of care and pride in what I make. My pieces are 100% handmade by me, nobody else.

Contact me regarding commissions or collaborations. Also, please let me know if you want to use or license any of my images. I reserve all rights under Intellectual Property law but often grant exceptions for good causes!

©2015-2020 Mark Rafter - All Rights Reserved

Like me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/markrafterart

Follow me on Pinterest at: http://pinterest.com/markrafterart

Meet me on instagram @markrafterart

I also post (nearly) weekly to my personal blog where you can gain insight into my creative process and how my brain works (careful what you ask for). You can find my blog at: https://www.markrafter.com/blog

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations:

1. Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
2. Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
3. Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 2, 2020

Thanks for your interest in my art. I am an American mixed media sculpture artist incorporating polystyrene, fused glass, metal and acrylics into unique abstract and contemporary sculptures. My work is available in various form factors, primarily the wall sculptures found here on Etsy. Each piece is unique and original with highly texturized surfaces and an intricate color scheme created with patinas, acrylic paints and multicolored glass and metal elements.

In the latter part of 2020, I finally arrived at a definitive style and brand that I will continue with for the foreseeable future. This is the abstract wall art currently in my Etsy shop. All of my previous work with garden art and figurative sculptures have led me to this point. What you see here is the result of 50 years of making art and more recently, 4+ years learning metal working and how to fuse glass, developing construction techniques, gaining experience with a wide variety of materials and making 100s of pieces of art ... all to refine my unique style.

Most of the reviews you'll find here on Etsy are related to my previous work. The same craftsmanship and skills are equally represented in the current work. I take a great deal of care and pride in what I make. My pieces are 100% handmade by me, nobody else.

Contact me regarding commissions or collaborations. Also, please let me know if you want to use or license any of my images. I reserve all rights under Intellectual Property law but often grant exceptions for good causes!

©2015-2020 Mark Rafter - All Rights Reserved

Like me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/markrafterart

Follow me on Pinterest at: http://pinterest.com/markrafterart

Meet me on instagram @markrafterart

I also post (nearly) weekly to my personal blog where you can gain insight into my creative process and how my brain works (careful what you ask for). You can find my blog at: https://www.markrafter.com/blog

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations:

1. Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
2. Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
3. Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

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About MarkRafterArt

Sales 40
On Etsy since 2019
Video summary: I wanted to provide a short video on my creative environment, AKA: The Shop

Cutting, Breaking, Melting, Glueing, Texturing, Painting, Making ... ART

Art has been a part of my life for a very long time. I'm sure other artists that really pursue it as a career or passion have similar stories - I'm not special (just unique!). My Mom used to take me down the street to a neighbor's house for art lessons when I was about 7 years old. My favorite toys were the ones where you could make stuff: Vac-u-forms, Creepy Crawlers, Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets, Play-Doh (loved that extruder!) and more. I spent endless hours building plastic models. I took a lot of shop classes in Jr. and Sr. High School. While I finished my engineering degree, I took years of ceramics classes and then married a mosaic artist.

I finally decided to learn metalworking and how to make sculptures.
I have a deep curiosity. I love problem solving and having projects, building things. There are many similarities between engineering and art, particularly if you want to build a sculpture or piece of art that will last.

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  • Mark T Rafter

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