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The Cutting Edge: Contemporary Wood Art and The Lipton Collection
August 13 - September 18, 2011 / Beato Gallery

Michael Peterson
(United States, born 1952)

 

When starting a piece, it's not always best to know where it's headed. Rather than thinking my way through a piece, it's more like feeling my way through it. I'm drawn to a process that allows the material to reveal itself, and allows me to become lost in the process.”

Mesa Stone
Mesa Stone
Bleached maple burl | 5" h x 9.5" dia | 1989
3500.
Provenance: The Lipton Collection

Michael Peterson is a wood sculptor deeply inspired by the environment of the Pacific Northwest, where he lives and works. He began his career using the process of woodturning to create works that translated landscape imagery to the vessel form. He has always trusted his intuitive sense of form, texture and color, evoking the evocative language of modernist sculptors while clearly remaining unconcerned with the predictable roads of art theory and emulation. A retrospective of his work, Evolution/Revolution recently toured museums across the United States.

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