Marilu Swett makes sculptures and drawings that combine organic forms with industrial objects and machines of the mid 20th century. Her work uses a variety of material; sculptures of bronze, lead, and cast iron, and large scale ink drawings on paper and vellum. Using a number of layers in her drawings, her eccentric shapes and outlines emerge from the transparent material to create a dreamlike and surreal quality in the work.
Swett received her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently a professor of sculpture at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, a member of Boston’s prestigious Sculptor’s Gallery, and is a well-known artist throughout the New England region. The artist’s sculptures are a part of numerous collections and she has received several grants including a Sculpture Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.