PRLog - July 13, 2011 - MINNEAPOLIS -- Julie Ann Segal did not realize that the relief artist Bill Mack lived in Minnesota let alone that his studio was only 15 minutes from her studio, practically in her own backyard. Upon viewing his pieces Julie Ann came upon "Forevermore"
Measuring at 64.5" wide and 39” high, “Forevermore”
*a grid that can be laid over a space to determine where in that space an area falls
About Bill Mack:
Mack was born in Minneapolis, in a family that had never had anyone directly involved in art. He was creating and selling oil portraits in high school. At 17 years old, while employed as a draftsman for a company making bronze dedication tablets, a crucial moment occurred which would change his life forever. Portraits are the most difficult image to create in relief. When a poor quality relief portrait for a memorial tablet created by another artist was submitted to the company for approval, Mack thought he could do a better job. He gave it a try and it was instantly accepted. He immediately quit his job and began a career as a commissioned relief sculptor.
At the University of Minnesota, he majored in Journalism with a minor in art history while continuing to do commissioned work as a free-lance artist. Upon graduation, he continued his one career, working as a relief sculptor. So rare are "accomplished"
He has no mentors. There is nowhere to go to learn his art. No one teaches his technique. Sculptor Bill Mack works in such a rare art form that coming up with a name to describe it has been only slightly less arduous than creating the art itself.
For over twenty years, Mack paid his dues, working mostly as a commissioned artist -- from miniature medallic works such as the Bicentennial medals for the State of Minnesota and the cities of St. Louis and Baltimore, to reliefs and full-round sculptures for corporations such as General Motors, Pillsbury, and 3M. Then, in the early 1980's, Mack made a venturous artistic move and entered the competitive gallery world with his Alto Relief' sculptures. Today, in the popular contemporary arts, he has developed a major following.
About Metropolitan Interiors:
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Julie Ann Segal, president of Metropolitan Interiors, is known for her deep commitment to providing her clients with state of the art design. Always on the cutting edge, Julie Ann's dynamic approach is to utilize all resources within her reach. Ecclectic to classic, modern to traditional... there is nothing she and her team will not do to create that "wow factor" that has exceeded her clients' expectations for over two decades. From residential to commercial, Metropolitan Interiors creations have been showcased throughout the Twin Cities. Trustworthy and dedicated, Julie Ann values the relationships she has formed with her clients and strives to design the homes and businesses of their dreams.
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