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Doug Makemson
Chromosaurus Kangarensis, 2000
Steel, stainless steel, copper
9' x 4' x 14'

Doug Makemson

Doug Makemson creates his creatures from scrap steel and found objects in his sprawling studio in Commerce, GA. He writes, "The challenge is to create sculptures that seem alive through implied motion. A cocked head, open mouth, asymmetrical stance - all work to forge the personality of the finished animal or figure. The character of the raw material is maintained in the finished piece; as one gets closer the parts become recognizable as more or less familiar objects from our industrial culture.

Makemson was recently awarded both the Best in Show and the People's Choice award in the 7th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition in Winter Haven, FL.

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