Bill Schiffer "Weeping Icon" Mixed Media Sculpture
A mixed media sculpture titled Weeping Icon attributed to listed contemporary artist Bill Schiffer. This piece is composed of impregnated gauze, acrylic, concrete, and 24K gold leaf. The sculpture depicts a tangle of abstract shapes with blobs of gold mass that appears to be oozing from the forms.
Born in New York, Bill Schiffer rose to prominence as a painter and sculptor in the early 1980’s. Though he still works in many two dimensional and three dimensional art mediums, Schiffer is most well known for his unique handcrafted jewelry, which he started designing after a foray experimenting with wearable art in the fashion scene. Bill Schiffer’s art and jewelry has been shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, as well as major museums in Italy, Japan, Germany and the United States. His work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, Women’s Wear Daily, Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.