Margo Klass

“Denali” 30" x 20" x 9.5" sculpture mixed media
“Denali” 30" x 20" x 9.5" sculpture mixed media

Photo by Chris Arend



I came to Denali National Park to study space — space that's physically, historically, and spiritually monumental. I sought to express all these dimensions in my "Denali," compressing the physical spaces, piling them on top of one another, and using found objects to represent plant life and flowing rivers. A cooper's tool represents Denali itself. To express coming face to face with the power of Denali, I include a sacred chamber beneath the mountain. Placed within are two forms: one to symbolize a living subterranean world, the other, a piece of Native-worked ivory, to symbolize that Denali is sacred in Native culture.

— Margo Klass, 2007

Margo Klass
Margo Klass

Margo Klass is a student of aesthetic space who creatively uses light to produce sculptural boxes. She studied Northern Renaissance artists for their use of spaces receding into the distance, and she has been influenced by the interior spaces and exterior landscapes of Japanese temples. Visit her website.

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