Fragments of memories, or words that resonate and stay within my mind converge with observations of the physical world during the course of my creative process.
My work is intimate in both scale and intention. They synthesis of organic forms with the influence of architectural elements create structures that are feminine, yet visually strong. Interior spaces and being drawn visually and conceptually into the heart of a form is intriguing to me. I intend to subtly suggest images that might evoke a feeling of discovery, memory, or contemplation in the observer.
The sculptures are hammered, formed, and fabricated from sheet metals including copper, brass, bronze, and steel. Colorations are achieved using chemical patina processes.
Darlys Ewoldt was born and raised in rural Iowa. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Drake University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Indiana University. During the ensuing years, Ewoldt has lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions and collections, and she has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards. Darlys Ewoldt teaches workshops and classes on metalsmithing, design, and patination techniques both nationally and internationally.