65mg Silver Figure, Mary Giles, waxed linen, silver wire, 24" x 4.5", 1999, $6,000
64mg Annointed Manstick, waxed linen, wire, paint, gesso, steel base, 33.5" x 5” x 5” 1997, $8,000
11mg Anointed Rank, Mary Giles, waxed linen, wire, bone, paint, gesso, 10” x 31,” 1997, $6,800
61mg Fog Break, Mary Giles, waxed linen, iron, brass, 11” x 26” x 9”, 2011, $14,000
60mg Lead Relief, Mary Giles, lead, iron, wood, 23.75” x 56 .75” x 2”, 2011, $10,000
45mg Catagorical Evidence, Mary Giles, copper, lead, and iron on painted wood panel, 35" x 27", 2010, $8,000
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York (permanent collection); Yale University Art Gallery (permanent collection); Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota (permanent collection); Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan (permanent collection); Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania, (The Tactile Vessel, curated by Jack Lenor Larsen, traveling exhibition; permanent collection); Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri (permanent collection); Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, now Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Barbican Centre, London, UK; Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts; Textile Museum, Washington, DC. (Private Pleasures, Collecting Contemporary Textile Art); Bellevue Art Museum, Washington (Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection, traveling exhibition); Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland (International Triennial of Tapestry).
47mg GREY BREAK, Mary Giles, copper, paint and wood, 30" x 54", 2010, SOLD
I interpret and express my concerns about our environment and the human condition, through my work. I have explored communication and intimacy in relationships. The results are reflected in my figural work. I admire the directness and honesty I see in tribal art and I try to incorporate those qualities in my own. My baskets express both action and reaction to what I have loved in the past and what I am discovering today.