In her contemporary wood sculptures, Houston-based designer Maria Bordelon uses humble materials, including cage wire and wood veneer.
The artist: Bordelon was born in New Orleans, and received a BFA from Louisiana Tech University. After graduation, her interest in fine art and design took her to Houston, where she established an interior design firm and received an MFA degree from the University of St. Thomas.
The company/studio: Bordelon Design Associates, opened in 1975. The artist has a separate studio/workshop in an industrial warehouse 10 miles from her home.
The goods & materials: Sculpture made from solid wood, wood veneer and cage wire ($800 to $2,500). Works include standing forms and wall-hung pieces.
Why wood: As a third-generation wood craftsman, wood is the natural medium for her.
Big break: Featured in Glasstire.com, an online magazine highlighting Texas visual arts.
- Honored several times by the Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Juried Exhibition.
- Twice honored for Lawndale, The Big Show
What’s new: Oil paintings.
Where to buy: mariabordelonartist.com
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