Wonderful butterflies emerge from golden frame
Many people identify as „right-brained“ or „left-brained,“ either having an innate skill for imagination, art, and other related pursuits or gravitating more toward the fields of math, science, and logic. Vincent „Vin“ Salvo, a self-taught artist, was drawn to both sides from an early age. He ultimately had to decide which career to follow after demonstrating „whole-brained“ abilities in the fields of music, art, commerce, and materials engineering. He was finally drawn back to painting and sculpture, despite having finally chosen a corporate and technical professional path that brought him to NASA.
Salvo, who is located in Austin, Texas, uses welded metal among other mixed media in his work. His most captivating works include 3D metal figures of butterflies and flowers that soar out of ruined paintings or gilded frames. His steel butterfly and flower artwork invites the observer to interact with it and generates a complex visual interaction between the piece and the area it occupies in order to „capture the intricacies and interplay of light and shadow.“
Salvo’s artistic approach includes aspects of calculation, chance, and spatial exploration, but it is also „anchored in empathy, with themes of inhibition, flight, hope, water, environment, love, and music“ according to the sculptor.
To see examples of Salvo’s amazing work, scroll below. Check the artist’s webpage and join him on Insta to find out more about him.
Self-taught designer Vincent Salvo creates welded steel artwork with flowers and butterflies that soar from ruined paintings and gilded frames.
His steel works „catch the intricacies and interaction of light and shadow“ and involve the observer in a complex visual dialogue.