I carve wood sculptures, which depict moments when something is about to happen. These are everyday moments, sometimes poignant, sometimes with an edge of humor. The subjects are figurative; female, male, animal; their gestures and relationships.
My scale is modest, handheld, yet on occasion, larger than life in feeling. I often draw in the evening; something I saw, heard, read, or remembered. After some time I know which drawings will be capable of standing up as Sculpture. A line drawing is drawn or painted on basswood, then rough cut with Japanese saws. Over the next few months I carve with chisels and flex knives defining the gesture and presence. The finished carving is then defined with hints of washed on color.
When the Sculpture stands on itâ€™s own with a casual sense of grace, it is time to travel to the Gallery. When not in the studio, I enjoy walking, friendly dogs, the flights of birds, and wandering conversation.Website: www.stan-peterson.com
Media: drawing & colored pencil, sculpture, wood