“The whole idea behind everything here is to take light and make it into a shape; a shape that not only solidifies the light but the life the light touches.”
Mel Tanner (1925-1993)
* excerpted from interview in The Miami News

Mel and Pyramid SmallMel Tanner, Miami, 1970s

 

HurricanePhoto of Dorothy and Mel Tanner, courtesy of University of Miami Hurricane

 

ManddwsculpturePhoto courtesy of The Miami News,

 

MELBECKMAN
Brooklyn Museum Art School Catalog, 1950-1951
Max Beckmann (foreground), Mel Tanner (far right)
photo courtesy of 
The Brooklyn Museum
©1950

MelShopMiami2Mel Tanner, designing Astro Lounge installation

MelShopMiami3Mel Tanner, designing Astro Lounge installation

SarasotaBar
Astro Lounge, Installation, 1970s

MELTRAVELFIELDMel Tanner, 1960s

MELWARGUYSMel Tanner (far left)
with members of his platoon
W
orld War II

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