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About the Artist
Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Mark Lurie is a passionate artist, architectural designer, sustainable builder, and world traveler. He has studied and practiced art, architecture, and restoration around the world. As you will witness in the photographs of his work, Lurie is multi-faceted, defying the stereotypical artist defined by a single calling. Studying under a master woodcarver in Java, Indonesia in 1975 at the age of 23, Lurie found he had a natural affinity for carving and later parlayed the talent into a successful antique restoration business. Designing his own furniture and Victorian house, he was eventually drawn back into building and spent 25 years in Santa Barbara, CA, practicing architectural design and restoration, often working on historically significant structures. Lurie has evolved into an environmentally friendly designer as you will see in the pictures of his dome studio under construction in Baja California. Lurie currently lives in Baja CA Norte, south of Ensenada, and devotes his time to a variety of creative pursuits, some of which he would like to share with you here.







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