My name is Mark Witteveen and I live in Kodiak, Alaska. My sculptures are created from steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless steel sheetmetal. I use an array of unique tools and techniques to bring a three dimensional, lifelike shape to each piece. My process involves buffing, heating, and applying patina to bring a variety of colors and depth to each piece. The shiny, bright attributes of the metals bring light into a room and the unique texturing applied to the metals give an appearance of movement when one’s perspective changes. 

 I also work as a fisheries research biologist during the summer and am lucky to get to some very remote areas in Alaska.

I also work as a fisheries research biologist during the summer and am lucky to get to some very remote areas in Alaska.

 Salmon genetics has been my recent gig.

Salmon genetics has been my recent gig.

 Seining for sockeye salmon on Sanak Island, population zero.

Seining for sockeye salmon on Sanak Island, population zero.

 Harper is the shop dog. She'll tolerate the power hammer and planishing hammer with her head set.

Harper is the shop dog. She'll tolerate the power hammer and planishing hammer with her head set.