Sid Werthan, Sculptor and Photographer

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THE METAL WAY STUDIO
Sid Werthan
Sculptor and Photographer
83 School Ground Rd, Branford
203 530-1012
rustymetal9@yahoo.com
metal-way.net


Visit his studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
He’s #10 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.


Sid Werthan: Conceptual Installation Artist Extraordinaire

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Step into the fascinating world of artist Sid Werthan when you visit The Metal Way Studio, number 15 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail map. This is one studio you do not want to miss!

Inside the four walls of his studio, you’ll find a variety of creative endeavors conceived by this artist who lists himself as a sculptor, photographer, and conceptual installation artist.

“I use a base of metal sculpture, found objects, digital photography, video and sound installation,” he says. “And combine all of that with Eastern aesthetics to merge the concepts of Japanese Zen Buddhism, martial arts doctrine, and the motorcycle.”

Like I said, you don’t want to miss this studio!

Located next to The Metal Way is Moonlit Path Martial Arts, a very unique space—as he explains:

“For this space, I transformed a former motorcycle repair shop into a martial arts studio using predominantly recycled materials. I deconstructed existing wooden shelves and created old-world Asian architectural styling cues.”

“As an installation artist, it was an opportunity to manifest a Zen space. It’s a living, present moment meditation that connects the viewer/student practitioner to the warrior lineage of the past with modern amenities.”

In addition to original conceptual art utilizing new and recycled materials, Sid also crafts custom furniture and much more. You can see examples of all of this on his website. But make sure you add The Metal Way to your itinerary during Open Studios Weekend, November 23-24, 2013.

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– by Jen Payne, Words by Jen