Virgil Walker - Aritst and Sculptor
The feathered masks and figures are the creations of an American original, southwestern artist Virgil M. Walker. His celebrated feathered masks and sculptures seem to be transported through time from mythical America, pagan Greece, aboriginal Australia, tribal Africa, or ancient Asia. Using a startlingly original palette of materials, Walker weaves the supernatural with the natural, the original with the traditional, and the unrepeatable with the universal.
You have never seen anything like Virgil's art but will subconsciously seem to remember it. While the primal rhythms, patterns and colors of its forms effortlessly echo Masai, Minoan, Mayan or Malaysian art, these works transcend any one source in a transcultural kaleidoscope. Evoking a common, distant past, few works of art occupy their space in the present with such living force. The artist offers his own poetic clues in small commentaries for each of his creations to initiate the dialogue between the viewer and the object. That relationship, however, will no doubt be dynamic and ever shifting. Virgil's work lives and breathes with the rhythms of day and night. See his retired works at www.vmwalkerarts.com