Meet the Artist

Teacher, photographer, theatre designer, broadcaster, librarian, writer, and sculptor all describe Cincinnati native Mark Schlachter. A graduate of Oak Hills High School, Morehead State University, and Indiana University, Schlachter has spent his adult life finding ways to make all of his interests work together.

Mark’s continuing passion for heavy metal has taken control. He now invests his time creating abstract metal sculpture. Mark’s work ranges from diminutive desk top pieces of steel and brass to 10 foot forms for outdoor display–objects that demand attention from passers-by.

His pieces are held in collections in three countries and a dozen states and can be found on public display in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

Artist Statement

“I make art to fulfill my creative needs and to entertain myself. I leave the task of social commentary to those concerned with facts, real and imagined. Instead I enjoy the surprises created by the play of light on the surfaces of my work. The changing position of the sun, the shadows of passing clouds and the diffusion of a hazy summer day mean that no piece is ever seen the same way twice.

Some forecast the future by divining tea leaves, chicken entrails or the lines on a palm. Others find messages in what I make. They possess gifts I lack, and are welcome to the knowledge received from whatever source they favor”

-Mark Schlachter

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