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Trailer McQuilkin's Botanical Sculpture

Available by special arrangement through Susan Frei Nathan
from June 15 – July 15, 2017 only.

We welcome Trailer McQuilkin for a one month limited engagement on our website. These remarkably life-like sculptures are all one of a kind, hand made, carefully crafted natural environments utilizing specialized techniques.

Evening Primrose
  • Evening Primrose
  • copper, copper wire, metal primer, oil paint and natural materials
  • 8 x 8.5 x 10 inches
Evening Primrose (detail)
  • Evening Primrose (detail)

Largely self-taught starting in 1969 and developing his aesthetic over many years, he currently constructs his works with sheet copper, copper wire, metal primer, oil paints, and natural materials. Each piece takes 2-5 months to complete.

Cherokee Rose
  • Cherokee Rose
  • copper, copper wire, metal primer, oil paint and natural materials (found objects)
  • 13 x 26 x 14 inches
Cherokee Rose (detail)
  • Cherokee Rose (detail)

A New Orleans native, he has lived and worked in Mississippi, for the past 35 years.

Specimen research has taken him from Crested Butte, Colorado, to ranches in Texas, to the wetlands of Georgia. Selected exhibitions include:

  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, MA
  • Calloway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
  • Mary C. O'Keefe Arts and Education Center, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Morris and Whiteside Gallery, Hilton Head, SC
  • Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS
  • Longue Vue House and Gardens Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Salt Marsh Mallow
  • Salt Marsh Mallow
  • copper, copper wire, metal primer, oil paint and natural materials
  • 12 x 13 x 34 inches
Salt Marsh Mallow (detail)
  • Salt Marsh Mallow (detail)

Our blog post continues the dialogue about Trailer's work.

Prices available upon request.