Two Wings and a Prayer

Andrew Arvanetes

- DeKalb, Illinois

Artist's statement


My sculptures have always been object-oriented and narrative in nature. The interpretation of my work may not be exactly the same as the intended narrative. More importantly, the viewer should feel a connection with my work based on their own personal experiences. I achieve this connection with my audience by utilizing universal visual details. The mechanical and architectural details used in my work have evolved into a personal language. These details and symbols combine with the overall form to create the visual aesthetic. Due to my formal approach to fabrication, rational functionality might be expected. On the contrary, the combination of physical scale, personal references, and visual details often results in a whimsical and absurd reality.


Artist's Bio


Andrew Arvanetes received his BFA and MFA from Northern Illinois University. He has been producing sculpture professionally since 1985. Working in stainless steel, bronze, mild steel and wood, Arvanetes has fabricated large outdoor sculptures, gallery-size work as well as low-relief wall constructions. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, participating in exhibitions, competitions and public art projects.

Two Wings and a Prayer
Originally from the Chicago area, Arvanetes has returned to his Chicago roots after operating sculpture studios in central Michigan, Cincinnati and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Andrew was selected as a featured artist for Chicago Artists Month 2012 by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. He is represented by West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park of Stowe, Vermont . Andrew is a member of the International Sculpture Center and Chicago Sculpture International

Sales Information


Price - $19,500
Material and Construction - Sculpture is fabricated of .125 aluminum (1/8"), painted.
Dimensions - 72in (W) x 66in (H) x 69in (D)
Weight - 300 lbs