Wayne Edge

American, born 1954

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Wayne Edge

American, born 1954

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Wayne Edge’s sculptures reference organic structures through the use of found natural materials. His hanging assemblages, in which slivers of sticks are bound together with rocks, shells, and glass, are based on the Milky Way. The Memphis-based artist acquires poplar and walnut from sustainable, organic sources, creating cohesion between his materials and the larger conceptual framework of his practice. Edge also finds inspiration in the scientific elements. “I love science,” he has said. “I love to visualize all these things—photos, atoms, the moon, and the stars.” By collecting and using materials that are often considered scrap, Edge brings new life to formerly cast-off, devalued resources.

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Wayne Edge’s sculptures reference organic structures through the use of found natural materials. His hanging assemblages, in which slivers of sticks are bound together with rocks, shells, and glass, are based on the Milky Way. The Memphis-based artist acquires poplar and walnut from sustainable, organic sources, creating cohesion between his materials and the larger conceptual framework of his practice. Edge also finds inspiration in the scientific elements. “I love science,” he has said. “I love to visualize all these things—photos, atoms, the moon, and the stars.” By collecting and using materials that are often considered scrap, Edge brings new life to formerly cast-off, devalued resources.