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Casey Parlette Marine Sculptor

Cassey Parlette Marine Sculptor

Southern California native Casey Parlette spent his youth in the hills, in the water and among the local wildlife. Inspired by what he saw around him, he began sculpting at a young age.

Cassey Parlette Accessorized

With particular emphasis on marine animals Cassey’s subjects are hammered, forged, carved, heat tempered and welded of wood, bronze, brass, steel, titanium, mother of pearl, abalone, stone, concrete and more. This piece is called “Accessorized” and features a hermit crab and sea anenome made from Shihuahuaco wood and bronze.

Cassey Parlette Encounter

Personally designed and sculpted by the artist, all pieces are crafted with a respect for natural materials in their natural state. This hand carved Cuttlefish is made from maple burl, manzanita burl, mother of pearl, and stainless steel.

Cassey Parlette Equilibrium

This arrangement of a chambered nautilus school was Forged, hammered, welded, and carved from curly redwood, bronze, and manzanita burl.

Cassey Parlette Equilibrium 2

Woods, metals and stones are chosen for their natural patterning, texture and color to express the subject accurately and artistically.

Cassey Parlette Heliconia Sparrow

Oftentimes Cassey finds woods indigenous to far away places such as the Amazon and Africa while other times he unearths the beauty of species domestic to his home in Southern California. This Sparrow is made of steel, bronze, and black acacia.

Cassey Parlette Hungry Eyes

Appropriately named, this American Alligator is made from steel, concrete, and brass

Cassey Parlette Instinctive

Casey employs traditional blacksmithing techniques for the metalwork in his sculptures. The result of his naturalist approach and method are sculptural pieces that are refined, complicated and beautiful, yet inescapably rustic.

Cassey Parlette Joy

This butterfly scene was hammered, heat tempered, and carved from titanium, quillo bordon, and wenge wood.

Cassey Parlette Kelp Fish

Curly maple, bronze, and stone make up this school of mackerel swimming through the kelp.

Cassey Parlette Life

Casey says, “Every now and then you come across a piece of wood that has a certain life in it” you look at it and see the sculpture in there. Then it’s about cutting away the excess for everyone else to see.”

Casey Parlette Octopus

“Many times it’ll be something that looks weathered and misshapen on the surface, but has an inner beauty that’s striking. It takes practice to bring that out.”

Cassey Parlette Lobsters

Bronze, flagstone, and ipe wood make up these California spiny lobsters.

Casey Parlette Squid

A Squid brought to life using Steel, bronze, and bubinga wood.

Casey Parlette The Lure

Cassey’s interpretation of a deep sea angler fish made from maple, bronze, and mother of pearl.

Casey Parlette making the tigershark

Casey applies a respect for the elements in their natural states and utilizes naturally occurring patterns to enhance the accuracy of a subject. “Many times the nature of the wood defines the sculpture”, says Casey.

Casey Parlette tigershark

The patterns of the curly redwood help create the stripes on this tiger shark sculpture.

Casey Parlette tigershark in home

Casey’s artistic style creates remarkably naturalistic and beautiful artworks. . He also does commissioned architecturally integrated artworks for both private and public installations.

Casey Parlette trophic

A calico bass chasing squid through the kelp in this scene named “trophic,” featuring materials including bronze, brass, stainless steel, and schedua wood.

Casey Parlette Wahoo School

One of my personal favorites of Cassey’s work, this school of wahoo is made from Curly maple, bronze, brass, stainless steel poplar wood.

Casey Parlette wahoo in home

You can see for yourself that Casey’s artistic style creates remarkably naturalistic and beautiful artworks. His art will be on display at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts in the coming months of July and August as well as other select exhibitions throughout the year. You can also admire his work, contact him, or locate more exhibitions on his website www.cpsculpture.com.

Casey Parlette Marine Sculptor

Michael Torbisco
Born in 1983 in Chicago, Illinois, Michael “Mikey” Torbisco currently resides in the Florida Keys and has been a full-time employee of Spanish Fly...