Large scale stainless steel and bronze sculpture by artist James Surls that looks like a starburst with diamond shapes on the end of each arm, set in a desert landscape
James Surls, All Diamonds, Bronze and stainless steel, 120 x 138 x 90 inches
Tall James Surls bronze sculpture that looks like a bouquet of flowers in a vase, set in a mountain landscape
James Surls, Vase with Nine Flowers, Bronze and stainless steel, 204 x 78 x 72 inches (Collection of the City of Fort Worth, TX)
James Surls bronze and stainless steel sculpture at the Irving Arts Center water fountain that looks like large green flowers protruding from two center rings
James Surls, Star Flower, Bronze and stainless steel, 156 x 168 x 156 inches (Collection of the Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX)
Sculptor James Surls in studio with a monumental bronze and stainless steel work that is 12 foot tall green patina covered flowers that appear to be wilting
James Surls, Ten Big Bronze Flowers, Bronze and stainless steel, 130 x 288 x 70 inches (Collection of the University of Oklahoma)
James Surls bronze and stainless steel sculpture that looks like a large sunflower with evil eyes in each petal, situated outside of a peach building on green grass
James Surls, Walking Through the Thorn Vine, Bronze and stainless steel, 135 x 133 x 64 inches (Private collection)
Stainless steel sculpture by James Surls of rings and lines, wrapped in each other, installed in a large grass area with lush forest in the backgrounda
James Surls, In Circle, Stainless steel, 120 x 113 x 106 inches (Private collection)

James Surls is best known for large sculptures that are roughly hewn and derive much of their power from a close connection to nature and raw materials. His drawings and prints are largely monotone. Surls' work is particularly organic and primal. In 2009, five Surls bronze-and-steel bouquets were set up on Park Avenue by the New York City Parks Public Art Program and the fund for Park Avenue. Surls has his work in various public museum collections including the Cranbrook Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, among many others. View works by Surls at Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Palm Desert and find his books or writings and drawings in our bookstore, either online or in-person at our sculpture garden on El Paseo Drive.

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