Peter Mangan hails from Blanco TX and you will find his art in exhibitions from San Francisco to Paris, France.
“Hill Country Gemini” is a sculpture relating to living in the Texas Hill Country. The interior of a basic human figure has a central core of limestone and glass rain. The double silhouette is held together with strong steel rebar lines. This piece speaks of all the people (past and present) who have made this area their home.
Here is a little more about Peter in his own words…
From childhood I’ve been able to express myself visually. Creating artwork enables me to use planning and intuition to make objects that communicate to others. I enjoy the struggle with ideas, materials, and tools. It is rewarding to bring something original into the world and see how people respond.
My current focus in sculpture explores the human figure. A basic silhouette is a starting point we all relate to. What makes up the interior of a person: the memories, humor, quirks, faults, emotions? What of the external environment: relationships, possessions, location, time, obstacles? These are concepts I explore through sculpture.
Metals and glass are my primary media. The solid strength of metal is a contrast to the delicate transparency of glass. I use both old and new techniques, from plasma cutting to blacksmithing and computer controlled kilns to medieval glass painting methods. I value spontaneity as well as good craftsmanship.
To learn more about Peter and his work, please visit his website.