24 October 2017

Gracias Zoe Torres por ser tan encantadora y “elevando nuestra frecuencia.”
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21 September 2017

Article Chelsea now

BY LEVAR ALONZO | A museum founded, and often funded, by a photographer who spent seven months at Ground Zero is facing a challenge far greater than the struggle to keep its doors open.
“It’s surprising to realize that it has been 16 years since the 9/11 catastrophe, and more and more people I meet forget what really happened surrounding America’s worst terrorist attack in US history,” said Ground Zero Museum Workshop curator Gary Marlon Suson, shortly before the Sept. 7 unveiling of a new sculpture and companion documentary timed for the 12th anniversary of the interactive museum dedicated to education and reflection.
Suson, an FDNY Honorary Battalion Chief, was the official photographer at Ground Zero for the Uniformed Firefighters Association — one of only two photographers (and the only one with full access) allowed at the site past the first few weeks, when then-mayor Rudy Giuliani closed it to press out of respect for the families of those whose bodies were still being pulled from the site.
Suson’s capture of the North Tower in mid-collapse was shot on the rooftop of the museum he later founded (located on W. 14th St. in the Meatpacking District). Unlike the considerable distance from which that shot was taken, Suson’s work at Ground Zero consisted largely of close-ups, to emphasize the intimate nature of recovery efforts. “I focused more on people, and the emotions of Ground Zero,” Suson noted of the many “private moments, like the honor guards.”

In addition to over 100 of Suson’s photos, the 1,000-square-foot second floor space that houses the museum also displays dozens of images and artifacts of love, death, and sacrifice — including window glass, a ticket stub of the last PATH train to arrive at World Trade Center, and white lobby marble from the towers. The museum pales in comparison to the much larger, more well-known, and better-funded National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Suson said that on slow months, he has had to put up his own money to keep his own museum going. He has also started to work with the Memorial & Museum by allowing them to use his photographs.
“I’m just happy that my images are going to be in a place that more people can see them,” Suson said. “As challenging as it is to keep the [Ground Zero Workshop] museum’s doors open, it’s minuscule compared to the challenges faced by the victims’ families on a daily basis.”
What sets the museum apart is its interactive nature. Visitors can pick up the artifacts, and hear Suson’s detailed and emotional first-hand accounts of being in the pit (he not only shot photos, but was also part of the recovery effort, working with rescuers in the search for survivors).
One thought-provoking photograph shows a bunker jacket discovered in January 2002 among the remains of the South Tower lobby, which belonged to FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge. A Franciscan friar and Catholic priest, Judge rushed Downtown from St. Francis of Assisi Church (135 W. 31st St.) following the first tower’s collapse, and was fatally injured during the second tower’s collapse.
Suson has worked hard to offer a frank and respectful presentation of the grim subject matter. By focusing on recovery efforts rather than images of the tower collapsing, the museum is very kid-friendly — and its simple design and aesthetic, Suson recalled, stems his 2004 visit to the Netherlands, when he toured the home of Anne Frank, the Jewish teen who wrote a diary of her life before being sent to a Nazi death camp.
“The Anne Frank [Museum Amsterdam] amazed me at how small her room was, yet almost 10 million people go a year to see her room,” he said. “There is nothing in the room but it was the importance of being there.”

The experience being in Anne Frank’s room inspired him to “come back home to build something similar in theory” where education and respectful remembrance went hand-in-hand. That mission was further realized on Sept. 7, when the museum unveiled a new sculpture entitled “Metamorphosis,” created by Belgium-born, New York City based artist Marie-Hélène.
“The artist used her own original photo of the World Trade Center that was then heat pressed onto trade center metal,” Suson said. “We gave the artist glass from the towers that she chipped and placed throughout the project.”
In the center of the flag that is fashioned to the top of the artwork is a gemstone that was made from World Trade Center glass. The glass was shaped into gems to be placed in rings for 9/11 families. One side depicts the towers engulfed in flames, with broken glass representing the past. On the other side is an untouched tower. This new tower represents hope.
“My goal,” Suson said of his own hopes, “is to keep the memory of 9/11 alive through images and artwork — so that our world doesn’t forget.”
At 420 W. 14th St., (2nd floor; btw. Ninth & 10th Aves.). Hours: Wed.–Sun., 11am–3pm. Admission: $25 ($19 for ages 4-12 and seniors 65+, free for 9/11 family members; $15 for military. Discounted rates for groups of 20+ (maximum guests per tour, 30). For more info, visit groundzeromuseumworkshop.org or call 212-920-4264.

08 September 2017

Feature article for the Ground Zero Museum Workshop’s New 9/11 Sculpture and Documentary with AM New York

9/11 sculpture made from WTC steel debuts at Ground Zero Museum Workshop in Chelsea
By Lauren Cook   lauren.cook@amny.com September 7, 2017
A new sculpture made from the wreckage of the Twin Towers was unveiled at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop in Chelsea Thursday afternoon.
Created by New York City-based artist Marie-Hélène, the artwork, titled “Metamorphosis,” incorporates original steel and window glass from the World Trade Center, and features hydrographic transfer of image – a technique that allows the artist to apply a printed design to a three-dimensional object.
Museum curator Gary Marlon Suson said 33 percent of the proceeds from the unveiling event will be donated to the FDNY Widows and Children’s Fund. Suson served as the Uniformed Firefighters Association’s official photographer at Ground Zero for seven months after the 9/11 terror attacks.
“It’s surprising to realize that it has been 16 years since the 9/11 catastrophe. And more and more people I meet forget what really happened surrounding America’s worst terrorist attack in U.S. history,” said Suson, who is also an honorary FDNY battalion chief. “As challenging as it is to keep the museum’s doors open, it’s minuscule compared to the challenges faced by the victims’ families on a daily basis. My goal is to keep the memory alive through images and artwork so that our world doesn’t forget.”

The unveiling also featured the debut of a companion documentary about the making of the sculpture, called “Remembrance.” The film was directed by Nicolas Lopez and produced by Annie Flocco, both award-winning filmmakers.
The artwork’s unveiling also fell on the 12th anniversary of the museum’s opening on Sept. 7, 2005. The museum specifically highlights Ground Zero’s “recovery period,” helping visitors to understand what it was like for firefighters and rescue workers who were on the front lines through the use of images, artifacts and more.
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop will also be donating 33 percent of its ticket sales to the to the FDNY Widows and Children’s Fund on Sept. 11. The price of entry is $25 and it includes an interactive tour of the museum.

07 September 2017

Remembrance: A short video

For the Ground Zero Museum and Workshop, in honor of it’s 12th anniversary. The museum curator is Gary Marlon Suson.

Producer, Annie Flocco
Director, Nicolas Lopez Santamaria
Director of Photography, Alejandro Cortes
Editor, Miwa Sakulrat

Sculpture by Marie-Hélène of Gryphon Fabricators materials provided by Gary Marlon Suson: Steel and Glass – Please watch the video.

23 August 2017

HuffPost Murphy’s Law by Christina Oxenberg

From the Diaries of a Scientist: Murphy’s Law Explained

Life is a combination of luck and Murphy’s Law and the balance ratio between the two.
Sculptor and scientist Marie-Hélène of Gryphon Fabricators creates balance in her work with her process of photo transfer to casts on soldered metal.
An example of Marie-Hélène’s fascinating sculptures will be on display at the Ground Zero Workshop Museum in tribute to the Firefighters of 9/11. This event is curated by Gary Marlon Suson, Thursday, September 7, 2017, 12:15pm, at 420 West 14th Street, NY (2nd Floor).
Marie-Hélène’s work is a good complement to this honorable shrine to fire and metal and balance and art. Replacing very real ashes this phoenix tribute of love rises, from inhumanity grows humanity. Please visit this inspiring museum.

Murphy’s Law is a curious adage especially as it was meant originally as a positive.
Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer working on Air Force Project MX981 designed a plane to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash.
Murphy’s crew constructed the plane and one mechanic turned all the screws the wrong way, or whatever. Capt. Murphy never called this incident his ‘law’ but he declared, ‘If anyone can get things wrong it’s this idiot!’ Somehow this construed as a positive. Maybe because the team concluded which direction to turn the screws, or whatever was the problem. Murphy’s Law came to mean ‘Anything that can go wrong will go wrong’.
There also exists a more obscure secondary Murphy’s Law which states: ‘Murphy’s Law shall at all times apply except when under scientific analysis.’
In other words the answer lies within the more obscure second Murphy’s Law which suggests you can say as much rubbish as you want so long as you stay out of science.

21 August 2017

mouth : digital + public relations
www.mouthdigitalpr.com

Contact: Justin Loeber, 212-260-7576
media@mouthdigitalpr.com

Who: Ground Zero Museum Workshop
What: Unveiling of New 911 Sculpture and Companion Documentary –
Timed for 12th Anniversary of the Nation’s First and Only Interactive 911 Museum
Where: 420 West 14th Street (2nd Floor)
When: Thursday, September 7th (The Museum’s Twelfth Anniversary) 11:45 am (Media Set-Up) 12:15pm (Unveiling)
Why: Benefitting 9/11 Museum and FDNY Widows & Children’s Fund

On the Twelve Anniversary of
America’s First Museum Commemorating the September 11th Attacks,
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Is Proud to Benefit the 9/11 FDNY Widows and Children’s Fund With an Unveiling of a New Sculpture
Created from the Original World Trade Center Steel and Glass
On Display as a Fundraiser
A companion documentary created by award-winning School of Visual Arts’ Filmmaker
on the making of this sculpture will also be on display.

(Monday, August 21, 2017)—For Immediate Release—Gary Marlon Suson, the curator of Ground Zero Museum Workshop—who was the official photographer at Ground Zero for the Uniformed Firefighters Association & Uniformed Fire Officers Association (FDNY)—announced today that as a fundraising effort to benefit FDNY victims’ families of the 9/11 attacks, and to help offset the costs of keeping the museum’s doors open, the facility will unveil a new permanent sculpture made from original steel and window glass of the World Trade Center, entitled ‘Metamorphosis’ (10.5×3.4 Inches, steel, hydrographic transfer of image, paint, glass), by Belgium-born, and New York City-based, Marie-Hélène of Brooklyn’s Gryphon Fabricators, as well as a companion documentary, on the making of the sculpture, created by School of Visual Arts’ (SVA) recent graduate and award-winning filmmaker, Nicolas Lopez. The exhibit’s unveiling is Thursday, September 7, 2017, coinciding with the museum’s twelfth anniversary, and will take place at 12:15pm, at 420 West 14th Street (2nd Floor). Media to be in place by 11:45am. The event will be open to the public, and tickets on the actual day of the unveiling will be $45.00, with a 33% of the proceeds benefitting the FDNY Widows and Children’s Fund. For those who can’t make the event, they can donate on www.groundzeromusicworkshop.org/donate. Notable personalities are invited to attend and will be announced closer to the date of the event.

Mr. Suson, who is also an FDNY Honorary Battalion Chief, states, “it’s surprising to realize that it has been sixteen years since the 9/11 catastrophe, and more and more people I meet forget what really happened surrounding America’s worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.” Adds Suson, “As challenging as it is to keep the museum’s doors open, it’s miniscule compared to the challenges faced by the victims’ families on a daily basis. My goal is to keep the memory alive so that our world doesn’t forget.”

To attend the unveiling, and/or to interview Gary Marlon Susan, artist Marie-Hélène, and filmmaker Nicolas Lopez, please contact Justin Loeber, mouth : digital + public relations, 212-260-7576 or media@mouthdigitalpr.com

25 July 2017

Article Brooklyn Reader

Belgian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Marie-Hélène welcomes me to her sunlit studio and jokingly asks if I would like a “warm” Diet Coke.
The last time she kept a fridge in her studio was over 10 years ago, when she rented a space in Dumbo, now one of Brooklyn’s ritziest neighborhoods. With a year-to-year lease on her current studio in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the future “seems rickety,” she says.
As a mathematician by training and investment analyst by trade, Marie-Hélène relishes precision; her artwork predominantly features the Golden Ratio, an irrational number denoting perfect proportions that is said to be found in architecture, geometry and classical art such as works by Leonardo Da Vinci and even the DNA helix. Since founding her own artspace called Gryphon Fabricators in 201o,

In her art work, Marie-Hélène enlists a chemical process called hydrographic transfer to transpose original photographs onto 3D objects, including sculptures, sheets of metal and copper – and, most recently– hydraulic pipe grips that she recasts in plaster so that they can be mounted on the wall.
“After a while, you think each one has a personality,” she says pensively while fingering one such pipe fitting. “It looks like some sort of a creature. But that’s just after staring at them for a while.”

Marie-Hélène starts by printing a photograph onto a sheet of film supported by a piece of paper. The artist then sprays a chemical solution onto the photograph and immerses it in hot water for 10 minutes. Then she introduces the 3D object into the water, at
which point the film separates from the paper and merges with the object.

In relying on a chemical reaction to create her art, Marie-Hélène abdicates partial control over the end result. “You get the high, I suppose, a sort of high,” she says of the thrill when a piece of art turns out exactly as she envisions. “You’re surprised and you get a high, until the next time when it doesn’t come out the way you want and then …”

Mounted against two adjacent walls are copper sheets awash in earthy primary colors with the dappled liquid quality of tie dye, each one derived from photographs of previous artworks. The rectangles, squares and spirals that enclose them adhere to the Golden Ratio, namely one side divided by the other is equal to the irrational number 1.618 …., which Marie-Hélène renders using a compass and a set square…

Just like the Golden Ratio continues ad infinitum, the artist derives subsequent works of art from previous oeuvres as a symbolic manifestation of this endlessness and of “evolution.”
“With art you don’t know who will like what and sometimes people like the thing you don’t like,” says Marie-Hélène. “But you can’t compromise and start doing things you don’t like just to please people.”
As the artist-in-residence at the Conrad, New York, Marie-Hélène’s work is currently on display in the hotel’s first floor lobby amidst rotating art exhibits by prominent local artists, with a collection titled ‘Spring’ that is focused on spring and nature.

02 April 2017

Marie-Hélène of Gryphon Fabricators has developed a unique technique for a new series of sculptures.

Photographs from her previous series ‘Spirals’ are printed using Pigments.
Objects are cast and images are transferred.

The Golden ratio is still present.

29 March 2017

Marie-Hélène of Gryphon Fabricators is experimenting with hydrographic transfer or photo transfer onto a 3D object, this in addition to work on Copper and Steel. We use our own photographs which are transferred to sculptures. Here is a simple image (photoshopped) of enlarged bubbles transferred on stone.

01 March 2017

Marie-Hélène and Gryphon Fine Arts at the Conrad New York:

Rotating Exhibitions

The first floor lobby features rotating art exhibits by local and prominent artists.

The artwork currently on display is by Belgian-born, Brooklyn based Artist-in-Residence, Marie-Hélène. Her collection is focused on spring and nature.
“Life springs out of the cold winter stones and dead wood. The art here represents spring water bubbles, butterflies, ladybirds, shrubbery, rose flowers and of course some spirals found in nature.”
For the works, a photograph is printed using certain types of dyes on a two-part paper (specifically a film on paper).
Once the image is printed, the film with the image is separated from its supporting paper. The film is treated chemically and after a few minutes placed flat on hot water in a large tub. Then a 3D object is plunged onto the film into the water. After a minute the dyes are transferred exactly to the 3D object.
Marie-Hélène’s and Gryphon Fine Arts are pleased to present this new technique at the Conrad New York.

Visit the site gryphonfinearts.com and gryphonfabricators.com for more information.

10 February 2017

Conrad Hotel Art

Marie-Hélène and Gryphon Fine Arts are thrilled to be at the Conrad Hotel.

“Rotating Exhibitions

The first floor lobby features rotating art exhibits by local and prominent artists.

Currently on display is the artwork is by Belgian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Marie-Hélène. The ‘Spirals’ collection features five individual art pieces, all based on the Golden Ratio. Her body of work primarily consists of steel sculptures and reliefs. Her latest collection, ‘Spirals’ introduces rich and vibrant colors on patinated copper plate whilst exploring the Golden Ratio, a formula many artists and architects believe creates the most pleasing and beautiful shapes. Other collections include ‘Metal,’ ‘Doodles,’ and ‘Aquatic.’ Visit the Site: gryphonfabricators.com for more information.”

22 December 2016

Gryphon Fine Arts is happy to collaborate with Marie-HélèneGryphon Fabricators in 2017!

We will be focusing on Fine Arts too.
Happy New Year 2017 !

12 November 2016

Gryphon Fine Arts at Art San Diego.

Still in search of the divine.

Marie-Hélène of Gryphon Fine Arts enlarged details chosen from “Horizons”, work on copper, using Divine Geometry.
We see bones and vertebrae, reminding us of fossils, these fossils found by ancient Scythian nomads who mined gold in Central Asia. It is suggested that fossil skeletons of beaked dinosaurs, may have been a root image of this mythical creature known as the Gryphon. Gryphons are described as lion-sized quadrupeds with large claws and a raptor-bird-like beak. The lion was traditionally considered to be king of beasts and the eagle king of birds, naturally the Gryphon was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. While there is evidence of Gryphon representations as far back as 3,300 BC. Greek writers depict the Gryphon around 675 B.C., at the same time Greeks first made contact with Scythian nomads. Gryphons were reported as guarding the gold deposits in the arid of the wilderness. The region of Central Asia where many Protoceratops fossils are found is rich in gold runoff from the neighboring mountains. Many cultures assume the Gryphon is a guardian. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine…

31 October 2016

The Conrad Hotel

Divine Geometry at the Conrad Hotel

Gryphon Fabricators is very pleased to be showing some works on copper at the Conrad Hotel.
This project is based on the Golden Ratio; a concept described very briefly below.
We enjoy playing with systems and numbers; this eight point description can lead to ∞

1. The Golden Ratio is a proportion found in nature and is called phi.

2. It has always existed in mathematics and in the physical universe

3. Phidias a Greek sculptor and mathematician, studied phi and applied it to the design of sculptures for the Parthenon. The proportion is called phi after Phidias.

4. Leonardo da Vinci wrote about phi as being the “Divine Proportion” and Renaissance artists used this Golden Ratio in their paintings and sculptures to achieve balance and beauty.

5. Johannes Kepler discovered that the elliptical nature of the orbits of the planets around the sun relate to the Golden Ratio.

6. The Golden Ratio can be found in certain music compositions and in the arrangements of parts such as leaves and branches along the stems of plants .

7. Some researchers have proposed connections between the golden ratio and the human genome DNA

8. The Golden Ratio has been claimed to have held special fascination for at least 2,400 years and has inspired thinkers of all disciplines.

www.conradnewyork.com

Address: 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282
Phone: (212) 945-0100

19 August 2016

Detail from “Combat Ship”.

17 July 2016

Gryphon Fabricators has been working on pieces using the Golden Ratio and Photography. Here “The Horizons”.

30 May 2016

May 2016: With sister in Tokyo.
Global Art Agency organised Tokyo International Fair.
An extraordinary experience …

20 April 2016

ArtExpo 2016, with beautiful assistant, discussing the plan …

03 April 2016

April 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Gryphon Fabricators | Tel: 917 855 1231| Email: info@gryphonfabricators.com

Marie-Hélène, Spirals Revisited

ArtExpo New York, April 14 – 17, 2016

Gryphon Fabricators is pleased to present Spirals, a collection of recent mixed media pieces on copper plate by New York-based artist Marie-Hélène. The series will be on exhibit from
April 14th to April 17th at pier 94 in New York.

Spirals draws inspiration from an irrational number named the “golden ratio” by the Greeks, represented by the Greek letter  (phi), after Phidias, the Greek Sculptor.
In disciplines as diverse as mathematics, music, art, and mysticism, the golden ratio, or φ, holds a singular fascination due to its universal presence in nature, appearing in the arrangement of leaves and shells to the spiral arms of the galaxies. The Golden Ratio is an irrational number approximating 1.6180 which has special mathematical properties and is thought to hold inherently aesthetic values. The Golden Ratio has inspired thinkers of all disciplines like no other number in the history of mathematics.

Artist Marie-Hélène studied Mathematics, thus her precise compositions and fascination with systems. While the spirals are often measured out, there is an organic quality in the way Marie-Hélène creates her art. Different tinctures of patina are applied directly to the copper sheets, which then chemically react and change into earthy primary colors. On top of these, Marie-Hélène adds paint, pieces of metal, and finally a thick layer of glossy resin, sealing each piece and giving them the appearance of having been preserved for ages.

Since establishing Gryphon Fabricators in 2012, Marie-Hélène has been exhibiting worldwide at galleries and art fairs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her work has become known for its sense of composition and movement, as well as for its nuanced incorporation of mythological themes. The golden ratio itself figures into the overall story of Gryphon Fabricators, with gold being guarded, as it was 3000 years ago, by the Gryphon.

Gryphon Fabricators | 20 Grand Avenue, #707, Brooklyn, NY 11205 | Phone: +1 917 855 1231 | info@gryphonfabricators.com | www.gryphonfabricators.com

02 February 2016

“Harmonie Dynamique” 32×32 inches Patina, Paint, Steel on Copper

30 January 2016

“Golden Pair”
12×24 inches Patina, Paint, Steel on Copper

17 January 2016

Miami, December 2015.
Very Exciting !

22 November 2015

November 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Gryphon Fabricators | Tel: 917 855 1231|
Email: info@gryphonfabricators.com

Gryphon Fabricators, Spirals

Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, December 2 – 6, 2015

Gryphon Fabricators is pleased to present Spirals, an exhibition of recent mixed media pieces on copper plate by New York-based artist Marie-Hélène. The series will be on exhibit from December 2 – 6, 2015 at Spectrum Art Fair in Miami.

Spirals draws inspiration from the golden ratio. In disciplines as diverse as mathematics, music, art, and mysticism, the golden ratio, or φ, holds a singular fascination due to its universal presence in nature, appearing in everything from the arrangement of leaves and shells to the spiral arms of the galaxies. Thought to be inherently aesthetic, the golden ratio was used in the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, classical temples, renaissance masterpieces, and can be found in the DNA helix as well as some works by Bach, Chopin and Satie and in the works of Le Corbusier and Dalí.

Artist Marie-Hélène studied piano as a child, and had an earlier career as an investment analyst, both of which influence her precise compositions and fascination with systems. While the spirals are often measured out, sometimes to the third decimal space, there is an organic quality in the way Marie-Hélène creates her art. Different tinctures of patina are applied directly to the copper sheets, which then chemically react and change into earthy primary colors. On top of these, Marie-Hélène adds paint, pieces of metal, and finally a thick layer of glossy resin, sealing each piece and giving them the appearance of having been preserved for ages.

Since establishing Gryphon Fabricators in 2012, Marie-Hélène has been exhibiting worldwide at galleries and art fairs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her work has become known for its keen sense of composition and movement, as well as for its nuanced incorporation of mythological themes. The golden ratio itself figures into the overall story of Gryphon Fabricators, with gold being guarded, as it was 3000 years ago, by the Gryphon.

Gryphon Fabricators | 20 Grand Avenue, #707, Brooklyn, NY 11205 | 917 8551231 | info@marie-helene.org | www.gryphonfabricators.com

29 October 2015

1/2+√5/2

The golden ratio is camouflaged by pieces of steel. This composition determines golden rectangles and shifts patina and color

12 August 2015

Gryphon has been experimenting with copper.
‘Points d’or’ is a reference to the Golden Ratio.
We used patina, paint and steel, here.
Points d’or is 24×12inches.
Photography by Patricia Gloum

21 July 2015

“Hommage à Phidias”: Golden Spiral.
The first work based on Sacred Geometry and the Golden Ratio pays respect to Phidias, an artist and architect who used the golden ratio in his work to build the Parthenon. The golden ratio is represented by the Greek letter phi(insert, after Phidias.

14 May 2015

With exhibitor France Malo (Francemalo.com) a very talented and successful artist from Canada. Her name is as difficult to forget as is her art …

13 May 2015

Gryphon Fabricators’ booth at ArtExpo 2015 set with four lamps and two sculptures, ‘Equilibrium’ and ‘Catfish’, mounted on goldplated Stainless Steel and framed.
Great event!

10 April 2015

METAL DOODLES
APRIL 23rd – APRIL 26th, 2015
NEW YORK – Gryphon Fabricators is pleased to present ‘Metal Doodles’, a thematically linked collection of sculptures, at ArtExpo 2015 New York. This display will be exhibited at booth 240 from April 23rd to April 26th at Pier 94, 711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019.
Marie-Hélène brings her keen sense of composition, movement, emphasing the color gold. Her unconventional taste bears on mythological themes branded by the Gryphon.The Metal Doodles are made from recycled pieces of steel which are playfully arranged, as in Doodling, until the end result is a sculpture. These sculptures are mounted to a gold plated sheet of metal and are hung to the wall. The lamps are also the result of doodling with pieces of steel until they are wired and dressed with a lamp shade which can be seen as a hat. These lamp fixtures are covered in places with gold leaf and variegated leaf.
Known worldwide for her sculpture, multimedia polychrome reliefs and light fixtures, Marie-Hélène established Gryphon Fabricators in 2012 to substantiate the fantastic and surreal stories she fabricates by creating strange creatures inspired by dreamlike concepts, featuring the element of surprise.
For further information about Gryphon Fabricators’ work and upcoming shows, please visit
www.GryphonFabricators.com or email info@GryphonFabricators.com.
Marie- Hélène
Gryphon Fabricators
Email: Info@GryphonFabricators.com
URL: www.GryphonFabricators.com

01 January 2015

We, at Gryphon, wish you a very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful New Year MMXV !

17 December 2014

Wishing you festive fun and joy and a peaceful New Year !

13 November 2014

Gryphon has been ‘Doodling’ then drawing many projects. One of these projects is a series of standing sculptures. Gryphon has transformed some of these sculptures into Lamps. An improvisation. In this picture, ‘Woman with earring’ is shown unlit and lit.
Steel, Gold Leaf are the mediums. Dimensions are 61×18 inches

20 October 2014

If you are in Florida on November 8th, don’t miss the Annual Benefit party given by Arts for ACT.

Gryphon donated a sculpture called ‘Horse’ for good luck since this is the year of the Horse please visit http://www.artsforactfineartauction.com/live-auction-works.html

14 September 2014

Gryphon worked simultaneously on smaller sculptures. These are mounted on Gold Plated sheet metal and are hung from a wall.
This is ‘On Gold’ and measurements are 24×36inches.

Gryphons are known for their affection for precious metals such as pink spinel, and their love for gold.

03 June 2014

After a very successful show with ArtExpo 2014; Gryphon started working on a series of standing sculptures. Then, some of these sculptures became standing lamps. This image represents Gryphon’s ‘Woman with earring’ Lamp.
It is made of Steel with some Gold Leaf and 61×18inches.

16 April 2014

Our booth at ArtExpo New York at Pier 94 in New York City.
It was a great success !

02 April 2014

Gryphon Fabricators Aquatic & Arena

Source: Gryphon Fabricators
Dated: Mar. 25, 2014

Art… the love of sculpture and the working of metal. The Gryphon stems from a fantasy of the historical and mythical. Discover the Gryphon at Art Expo.

Gryphon Fabricators is pleased to present ‘Aquatic’, a thematically linked collection of sculptures, at
ArtExpo 2014 New York. This display will be exhibited at booth 419 from April 4th to April 6th at Pier 94,
711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019.

Marie-Hélène brings her keen sense of composition, movement and color as well as her unconventional taste to bear on mythological themes branded by the Gryphon.

While there is evidence of representations of Gryphons as far back as 3,300 BC. It is suggested that fossil skeletons of beaked dinosaurs, found by ancient Scythian nomads who mined gold in Central Asia, may have been at the root of the image of this mythical creature known as the Gryphon. Gryphons are described as lion-sized quadrupeds with large claws and a raptor-bird-like beak. The lion was traditionally considered the king of beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the gryphon was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Greek writers depict the gryphon around 675 B.C., at the same time Greeks first made contact with Scythian nomads. Gryphons were reported as guarding the gold deposits in the arid of the wilderness. The region of Central Asia where many Protoceratops fossils are found is rich in gold runoff from the neighboring mountains.. Many cultures assume the Gryphon is a guardian. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.•

Known worldwide for her sculpture, multimedia polychrome reliefs and light fixtures, Marie-Hélène established Gryphon Fabricators in 2012 to substantiate the fantastic and surreal stories she fabricates by creating strange creatures inspired by dreamlike concepts, featuring the element of surprise.

For further information about Gryphon Fabricators’ work and upcoming shows, please visit www.GryphonFabricators.com or email info@GryphonFabricators.com.

Marie- Hélène

Gryphon Fabricators

Email: Info@GryphonFabricators.com

URL: http://gryphonfabricators.com

26 February 2014

PRLog – Global Press Release Distribution

Meet Gryphon Fabricators. Fine Art Sculpture

Source: Gryphon Fabricators
Dated: Feb. 26, 2014

NEW YORK — Meet Gryphon Fabricators.
From a background in Mathematics and Finance, Gryphon Fabricator’s founder Marie-Helene channels her creativity, her keen sense of composition and movement, as well as her unconventional focus on mythological themes into art. Metal, wood and plaster being her preferred mediums.

Known worldwide for her sculpture, multimedia, polychrome reliefs and light fixtures,
Marie-Helene established Gryphon Fabricators in 2012 to substantiate the fantastic stories she fabricates, inspired by myths common to all cultures.

The Gryphon as a mythical magical entity projects majesty and has a regal presence; stunning in corporate lobbies, conference spaces or dining spaces. Beautiful in the intimacy of a collector’s own design space. Clients include private collectors and corporate showcase.

Several substantial sculptures will be appearing at the NYC Art Expo, including this favorite work
“Goldfish”

From the “Painted Metal” series, this gleaming metallic sculpture influenced by water, fish and sea life. The Gryphon on top is leaving the waters while “Gold Fish” swims in shimmering waters under the pale moonlight. As artful signature, a gryphon is branded in all the sculptures
Gryphon has exhibited in NYC fairs and international galleries. Gryphon and Marie-Helene will be exhibiting again with ArtExpo
from April 4th – April 6th at Pier 94 in New York City.
This year marks the second season of exhibits at ArtExpo prominence.

Gryphon Fabricators

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25 January 2014

In the year of the Horse, a wild creature with the body of a lion and wings of an eagle flew to the moon in quest of rare metals. Gryphons are usually wild woodland creatures, symbols of purity and grace, intelligent and more, well known for their love of rubies, gold, pearls and rare metals.
On the Moon, Gryphon found rare metals, and pink spinel, an especially beautiful arrangement of magnesium, aluminium and oxygen that, in its purest forms, is prized as a gemstone here on Earth.

30 December 2013

Marie-Hélène and Gryphon wish you a happy new year!

15 November 2013

Art Business News Fall 2013: Moving Elements
Marie-Hélène’s work draws heqavily from mythology and lore.

01 October 2013

EVENT: Spectrum New York

DATE: October 3 – 6 2013

VENUE: Javits Center North, 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets

LINK: Spectrum New York 2013

Marie-Helene and Gryphon will be exhibiting at booth 114.
We’d love to see you!

14 September 2013

The Fish escaped, the sculpture ‘Poisson Rouge’ shows the SeaDragon and a hook, hanging at the end of the hook: a goldfish. Gryphon hovers by the squares and circles nearby the goldfish, red scales and fins shimmer in the waters. Gryphons are known for their love of precious metals and stones such as gold, rubies, and pearls. They are a combination of 2 noble beasts the eagle and the lion.
Having let Poisson Rouge go free. Gryphon travels from the waters to a cosmic world of circles and spheres, wearing silver and gold it enters the Bullring.
The Bullring has tiered rows of stands; when the sun goes down the shadows project geometrical shapes. The full moon casts Gryphon’s shadow on the ring.
See Fish Escape

08 July 2013

ART saves lives…ACT!

The fine art auction and major fundraising event benefitting ACTwww.actabuse.com will be held on Sunday, August 10, 2013 at Downtown Fort Myers, Florida.

A Preview Party will be held Friday July 12, 2013.

17 June 2013

88 Pianos
were painted by volunteer artists for “Sing For Hope” – www.singforhope.org, who organized the annual summer event.

New York Times reports…

Izabel Lam is pictured here with Opus The Octopus, the piano she painted and pianist ZaZa at the Grand Finale in Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City

26 March 2013

Our booth at ArtExpo New York at Pier 92 in New York City.

09 March 2013

EVENT: ArtExpo New York 2013

DATE: March 21- 24 2013

VENUE: Pier 92 on the Hudson River, 711 12th Ave, NY, NY, 10019

LINK: International Artexpo New York 2013

Gryphon Fabricators/ Marie-Helene will be exhibiting at booth 1309.
We’d love to see you!

11 February 2013

GRYPHON FABRICATORS: METAL AND MYTH

“Gryphon Fabricators” is driven to storytelling inspired by mythological themes. Through Inspiration, based on both ancient and current sources,“Gryphon” fabricates Fantastic Stories.
These Fantasies are linked to a culturally influenced archetypal landscape of myths and legends. With the dragon, for example, this is popularly linked visually to its medieval form but in fact relates to something much older.
To account for the similarities among myths worldwide Jungian psychology proposes a theory of independent invention and diffusion: every society creates myths on its own, every society also shares myths. He does not mean that myths or their contents are inherited, but that humans have a common inborn disposition, or psychic structure, to produce similar thought-formulations. Later he termed this the archetypes of the suprapersonal or collective unconscious. Many ancient cultures, from China and India to Greece, America, and Australia, told tales of dragons, monsters, and giant heroes.
The Gryphon myth originates somewhere in the near or Middle East at 3000 BC. “Gryphon Fabricators” found more information in Austria: “Gryphons have the forelegs and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. A standard gryphon is about 15% body fat and the rest of the weight is pure muscle.
Most Gryphons also hold a flexible enough body to be able to fly, for a short time, upside down”.
Our Gryphon does not usually fly upside down. but lives in the fabrications it creates; stories illustrated by polychrome multimedia reliefs inside which resides Gryphon

The French novelist Balzac was known as the “great worker of words and fabricator of sentences”
He was considered a creator and an inventor; a master fabricator of the French language.
We are Gryphon: Fabricators of stories illustrated by sculpture and design; in our most recent story the Fish find themselves in an Aquarium, and will escape…

Gryphon Fabricators and Marie-Helene

Article: Metal and Myth from Gryphon and Fabricators

02 January 2013

Gryphon Fabricators is driven to storytelling inspired by mythological themes. Through Inspiration both ancient and current “Gryphon” Fabricates and invents Fantastic Stories….

The Gryphon myth originates somewhere in the near or Middle East at 3000 BC

22 December 2012

Art Business News artBUSINESS NEWS winter 2012

13 October 2012

Gryphon Fabricators will be located at booth 170 on October 19-20 at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC

11 October 2012

Gryphon Fabricators featured at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC held at the Jacob Javits Center.

14 August 2012

Marie-Helene + Gryphon Fabricators’ present work is inspired by mythological themes and drawings of prehistorical animals studied at the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

29 January 2012

Gryphon Fabricator wishing you a lucky Year of the Dragon.

28 January 2012

Marie-Helene goes metal to metal in collaboration with Aswoon / Susan Woods.

01 January 2012

Marie-Helene and Gryphon Fabricators wish you all happy holidays.

01 January 2012

Metal + Metal = A Metallic Magnetism

Aswoon®/Susan Woods & Marie-Helene and Gryphon Fabricators LLC:

Brought together by metal and an interest in developing relationships to both our work and the general public through the art and design worlds. From our different perspectives, our friendship of many years stemmed from mutual love of metal and our fascination with its divine properties. Our collaboration is rooted, therefore in art.

Metallic Magnetism Article