About Merrill Orr merrill-orr.com
Sculptor Merrill Orr through his artistic career, has created stone & steel
sculptures, sculptural industrial furniture, ceramics, lighting, sculpture gardens,
and set designs. His work, is subtle and bold, traditional, modern and contemporary and is setting a new
standard for the arts.
Orr, an internationalist, traveled extensively
throughout his career. In 1981 he moved to
Europe to study under Italian & German classical
sculptors where he mastered the art of Carrera marble. In 1995, he traveled to Asia
to teach design and development in the manufacturing factories of Mainland China. There he
was responsible for art direction, concept, design and color for many products. Through
his travel he discovered the impact of large-scale public works around the
world and the purity of marble in Italy. He incorporates these
impressions into his work, which utilizes a wide range of materials, including steel,
stainless steel, cast iron, bronze, aluminum, precious gemstones/metals, granite,
marble, alabaster and rare woods. He is
one of the very few multi-talented artists who can work in multiple mediums
allowing him to express his creativity in many faceted ways. He was very successful abroad but missed his career in the Fine Art
World. In 1998 Merrill returned to the United States,
to resume his career in the fine art world as a sculptor.
It was stone that he was first drawn to with great
passion. The aspect of dimension, allowing the viewer to “see” through their
hands as well as their eyes was very satisfying and challenging to him. Then,
he discovered the freedom of working with steel.
“It allows me to do the unimaginable.” says Merrill,
“I am able to create by using what has turned out to be a unique and obdurate
material without losing the human touch.
My pieces reflect my creativity, diversity and passion for sculpting in
every piece that I create. The
observation of nature is a huge part of my life Everything
that I see touch and smell, every shape, every bit of natural form, every
experience, nature, animals, people, colors, everything are all the things that
contribute to my unique design of sculpture.”
Merrill has had representation in Fine Art Galleries
across the nation, including New York, Illinois, Minnesota, California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona.
He is also represented in museums in Tokyo and
several parts of Europe. Additionally, he is
currently featured in the Laguna Beach Art Magazine’s upcoming September 2013 issue
of the 20 artists you should know. His work is featured in an Inside Cover 2
page spread. A resident of La Quinta, CA Merrill is honored to have hundreds of
his sculptures in many fine homes in Southern California
and around the world.
over 30 years experience as an artist.
Merrill has been happily married to his wife Marla for 12 years. They reside in La Quinta CA.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the highest quality sculpture and Industrial Furniture. We specialize in custom orders large, small, Corporate & on site Monumental pieces. We design sculpture based on the clients vision with respect to the exact area where the sculpture is being placed. All sculpture is created so that it can be enjoyed outdoors as well as indoor.
Additionally, we offer custom one of a kind sculptural fountains and fire pits.
Please contact us for your one of a kind custom sculpture. We look forward to working with you. Thank you
We are located in
Apache Junction AZ