The Singing Bowl

Voices of the Enemy

Madeleine Segall-Marx

Madeleine Segall-Marx has received more than 40 awards for sculpture, including ten Medals of Honor, as well as the 2006 Dutchess County Executive's Art Award to an Individual Artist. She teaches figurative sculpture and portraiture in clay, although her own work incorporates many methods and mediums. Her early work involved casting in bronze in Pietrasanta, Italy, where she maintains a studio.

She has completed three public works in New York City - the first, The Children's Ride, a one-year installation in Greenwich Village for the Dept. of Parks, a fiberglass fantasy at the crossroads of Bleecker St. and Sixth Avenue (1995-6); the second, Celebration: The Richard Rothenberg Mathematics Wall, a 12 x 10 ft sculptural wall for Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan (1999); and finally, a second project for Stuyvesant High School, its Centennial Commemorative, a 15 x 10 ft wall in steel, aluminum and glass (2004).

From 1999 - 2002 she served as president of the National Association of Women Artists, the oldest and largest organization for professional fine artists who are women. In this capacity and as board member for many years, she initiated several partnerships and programs between NAWA and humanitarian organizations, such as UNIFEM (resulting in an exhibition of 400 miniature works at the UN), the First Amendment Center, the National Coalition Against Censorship, the Feminist Majority, the New York Women's Agenda, and other groups - to present exhibitions and programming of significance.

Her career began with a primary interest in form and material. Eventually with more and more use of color, her work often crosses the boundary between two and three dimensions.

She divides her time between her studios in Manhattan and Hyde Park, NY, with an occasional foray to Italy for work in bronze.

With her growing interest in world events she finally decided to make visual artwork that has a message, rather than work that is simply the product of play between the artist and her material. These 25 pieces of The Singing Bowl together comprise such a work.