7:45 and Don't Be Late

John Martinson - Galena, Illinois

Artist's Statement
Life is sometimes a hectic whirlwind of appointments, errands, job, family and friends. This clock-shaped sculpture illustrates the commotion in your head when there’s just too much going on.

Artist's Bio
John Martinson was born in St. Peter, Minnesota, in 1948. He has a degree in Sociology from Gustavus Adolphus College and studied art at University of Wisconsin Madison from 1974 to 1976. He and his wife moved to Galena in 1979 to operate the Galena Blacksmith Shop and Gallery. In 1986, he opened his own studio, which has grown to become West Street Sculpture Park, where original ideas flow freely into imaginative works of art. Martinson has produced a large body of work over the last 30 years. His work, You’re So Vane, was selected for exhibit at Art on the River in 2009. 

7.45 and Don't Be Late
Sales Information
This piece is for sale and will be on display until June 2012.
Sales price - $9,600
9’5” x 9’5” x 3’
Welded steel scraps and artifacts
800 lbs.   

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