Don Wilks

Girl With Jump Rope

Girl With Jump Rope
Bronze Sculpture, 19"H x 19"W x 9"D, $5700

Long Dress With Candle I & II

Long Dress With Candle I & II
Bronze Sculpture, 25H x 9W x 6D each, $7500 Pair

En Pointe

En Pointe
Bronze Sculpture, 27"H 14"X 6"D, $7300

3 Boston Dancer

3 Boston Dancer
Bronze Sculpture, 12"W x 14"L x 15"H, $6500

Lovely Lady

Lovely Lady
Bronze Sculpture, 16Lx7wx25h, $6800

Sisters

Sisters
Bronze Sculpture, 14H x 8W x12D, $6800

Nude Dancer

Nude Dancer
Bronze Sculpture, 17H x 14W x 6D , $5700

Ringling

Ringling
Bronze Sculpture, 20"H x 10"W x 7"D, $5800

Balance #2

Balance #2
Bronze Sculpture, 39"H x 19"W x 6"D , $7900

Ballet

Ballet
Bronze, 16"H x 12"W x 9"D, $6400

Leap Frog

Leap Frog
Bronze, 18"H x 14"W x 8"D, $6500

Tango

Tango
Bronze Sculpture, 17"H x 10"W x 18"L, $7800

Dancer on Ball

Dancer on Ball
Bronze Sculpture, 22"H x 13"W x 6"L, $5800

Boston Dancer

Boston Dancer
Bronze Sculpture, 24"H x 10"W x 12"L, $6800

Acroballet

Acroballet
Bronze, 31"H x 5"W x 7"D, $5900

Perfect

Perfect
Bronze, 15"H x 4"W x 19"D, $5400

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Long Dress With Candle I & II thumbnail
En Pointe thumbnail
3 Boston Dancer thumbnail
Lovely Lady thumbnail
Sisters thumbnail
Nude Dancer thumbnail
Ringling thumbnail
Balance #2 thumbnail
Ballet thumbnail
Leap Frog thumbnail
Tango thumbnail
Dancer on Ball thumbnail
Boston Dancer thumbnail
Acroballet thumbnail
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Artist Statement

I have always been intrigued by the beauty, flow and elasticity of the human body. To see a figure bend, stretch, pull and twist is a true wonder of nature that has always stimulated my imagination.

To make the transition from imagination to reality, I began to study with Peter Pacquette, who taught me the techniques of working with clay and metal, as well as welding, soldering and shaping rigid materials, the basic skills necessary to create a work. I was then privileged to come under the tutelage of Frank Eliscu. He is an internationally known sculptor who has many important municipal, commercial and private commissions to his credit, including the Heisman Trophy. I have studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston, MA and am a member of the National Sculpture Society.

For me, the action and interaction of the body is the primary force that I try to convey. To achieve this I am continually working on my techniques and knowledge of the anatomy, body motion and fluidity.

Each of my sculptures is cast in bronze at the Bronzart Foundry in Sarasota, Florida, and at the New England Sculpture Service in Boston. The edition limits are between seven and twelve pieces to assure that the detail of each piece is properly rendered. I hope you will enjoy seeing these works and share in the pleasure I’ve had in creating them.