Studio Z

email: mark@studio-z.org, or if that one is acting up, gemcarver@pemed.com

Come see some new works in 2017:

Currently wait listed for:

Apologies to Aspen, Colorado, they were kind enough to invite me, but I have a conflict with the Ann Arbor show that weekend.

And apologies to the Evergreen Colorado Art Festival, who were also kind enough to invite me, but I am heading to Sausalito California that week.

Thank you's for 2016:

And an especially big thank you to the folks who gave me my first show, the Cherry Arts Show Stanley 2015.

Thank you to all of my customers! What fun! Customers from Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, France, Boulder, and other places. Thank you to Adena Sladek and Fred Hall for artistic and booth support!

Why do I not show all of my newest designs on this website? For me, the biggest joy is watching people react when they look at one of my pieces.

Apologies, about 70 new works not shown on the web.

 

Upcoming juried art shows:

- September 16 (evening only), 18 & 19, 2016 (invited back for second year), Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley.

- August, 2017, Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden, CO, invited back!

Past shows:

- Memorial Day weekend, 2017 Denver Arts Festival (show over, thank you to repeat and new customers)

- August 20-21, 2016, Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden, CO, awarded 1st place in sculpture

- Loveland Fine Arts and sculptural invitational, August 12, 13 & 14, 2016, Loveland, CO

- June 18-19, 2016, Denver Arts Festival

- July 16-17, Pearl Street Arts Festival, Boulder, CO

- Co Art Gallery, 846 Santa fe drive in denver, starting Feb. 1 and ending May 30.. Our 12 piece installation is on the guest artists's wall, which is towards the back of the gallery. Big thank you to Adena Sladek for doing display coordination.

- Cherry Creek Arts Festival, October 23, 23 and 24th, 2015 in Denver. 20+ of my new works will be on display in their first ever public showing. (Photos by Jeff Scovil and Adena Sladek). All work is carved and machined from salvaged scrap aircraft aluminum, using a variety of hand, machine and gem cutting techniques. About 20% of the work that goes into each piece is handwork and about 80% machine. Designing can take anywhere from several days on up to 30 years (alummonite), depending on how long it takes for the idea to occur to me.

Oh, almost forgot, in response to your many questions, on a limited basis I will do commissions. They must be either a variation of a series, or new work for public display in a gallery, restaurant, public building, building facade, fence, room divider, window panel, museum display or other public works. Yes, I can go larger, up to 5 x 10 feet in a single piece, and building sized after that.

Here area few from the Cherry arts show: (if you click on the pictures, they get larger) (Of course, all designs are copyright (C) 2004-2016 by Mark Zirinsky, All rights reserved. )

Please contact me: gemcarver@pemed.com

IMG_2051.JPG"One liner" series, about 18" high $450. A continuous line, this one is 102 feet long (sold) IMG_2074.JPG"Speckled". 16" high, $425
zircherartsparquayed.JPG "Parquayed". 14" high. $550 zircherartsradiance.JPG"radiance". 16" high. $675
zircherryarts7spheres.JPG "7 spheres #1". 12" high. $525 zircherryartsalumenessence.JPG'Aluminessence, capped" 17" high. $1,600. Absolutely gorgeous.
zircherryartsamoebinium.JPG"Amoebilium". 19" high. $800 zircherryartscellularreligion.JPG"Cellular Religion". 10" high. $425. Our faith is the sum of the bits and pieces of our beliefs, in what we each hold to be true.
zircherryartsfamtree.JPG"Family tree". 14" high. $575 (sold) zircherryartsloftallah.JPG"lotfallah" 9" high. $375
zircherryartsspeckled.JPG"Speckled 2". 18" wide. $475 zirincherryartssnakeskin.JPG"Snakeskin". 9" high. $625
zirinsky1liner.jpg"1 liner over 3". 9" high. $375 zirinskyalortho.jpg "Cavernous". 16" high. Sold
zirinskyalumonite.jpg Alummonite. 15" high. $1,600 high zirinskyarterial.jpg"Orthomium." 10" high. Sold.
zirinskycellulous.jpg"Cellulous". 13" high. zirinskyemergence.jpgAluminessence #1. NFS.
zirinskymarchingbowl.jpg "marching Bowl" 18" long. $1,300. All surfaces are absolutely flat, could have called this the "curveless" bowl.


pair of alummonites. a matching set. Sold

 

Photos are byJeff Scovil and Adena Sladek.



 

 

A few of them are:

Completed 2015. Carved aluminum. 22": high, 10" wide.

And a bowl, carved and engraved aluminum:

And a panel, also carved and engraved aluminum:

Of course, all designs are copyright (C) 2004-2015 by Mark Zirinsky, All rights reserved.

Older work:

Harmonica"

Symmetrical Z cut (tm). 2007, black wyoming nephrite jade. about 6.5 inches long, 2.5 mm thick. 122 carats. Photo by Jeff Scovil.

 

Mark Zirinsky
Studio Z

Mailing address:

6035 E 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207

gemcarver@pemed.com

Some various works. Of hundreds of unique pieces, here are a few of the better ones. All designs (C) copyright 1997-2015 Mark Zirinsky. All rights reserved.

Symmetrical Z cut (tm)

2007, Argentinian jade, 53.42 cts , 60 x 40 mm approx, 2.0 mm thick, photo by Jeff Scovil

Breast plate of Aaron

2004, nephrite jade ands silver, 2,222.2 cts. Photo by Jeff Scovil

yad

completed 2005, about 700 carats. Over 500 spherical facets. Photo by Jeff Scovil . Hand by Gail Devore. Carved nephrite and sterling.

breast plate of Aaron

1999. Sterling silver and gemstones. Weighs about 65 ounces. Set with 12 gemstones, labradorite, gem silica, amazonite, red agate, imperial picture jasper, rhodochrosite , lapis, crazy lace agate, meteorite, agate, sugilite.

Photo by Jeff Scovil.

 

"Bar Mitzvah" Torah breastplate

Novmber, 2008. Made to honor and commemorate the Bar Mitvahs of both of my sons, David and Robert. Made from a 600 pound black jade boulder found in Wyoming in 1958, and sterling silver. The Star of David is carved from one piece of jade, about 4 inches in diameter, weighs in at 116 carats. The tree is lost wax cast, soldered, and forged, the chain is fabricated. Both stones are set to the silver, the star using a reverse hidden flush channel set technique, the jade arc segment set with a reverse expansion tension set. The Hebrew engraving roughly translates to "Here my sons, honor your father's teachings and don't forsake your mother's Torah"

Overall height (without chain) is about 12 inches, about 8 inches wide.

 

Mark Zirinsky
Studio Z
Denver, Colorado
gemcarver@pemed.com

mark@studio-z.org