GEORGE PETERSON

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GEORGE  PETERSON

George Peterson's wood sculptures have an organic quality that respects the nature of the wood itself. "I take an intuitive and spontaneous approach to my work. The action of shaping the wood with my hand-held tools is satisfying in a very basic way."

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GEORGE  PETERSON Lingo Series

Lingo Series (sold individually)
- Recycled skateboards
31 x 8 in


GEORGE  PETERSON Lingo Series
Lingo Series (sold individually)
Recycled skateboards  
31 x 8 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Carved Platter
Carved Platter II
Oak and waxed linen  
32 x 32 x 1-1/2 in
$2,400
GEORGE  PETERSON Totem no. 4
Totem, No. 4
Turned and painted maple  
42 x 8 x 8 in
$2,100
GEORGE  PETERSON 2 Vessels
2 Vessels
Carved and painted walnut  
24 x 24 x 17 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Black Bowl with Copper Patch
Black Bowl with Copper Patch
Turned and painted oak  
24 x 24 x 4 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Black Mosaic
Black Mosaic
Recycled skateboards  
36 x 84 x 6 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Carved Platter
Carved Platter I
Maple  
35 x 2-1/2 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Code Red
Code Red
Recycled skateboards  
32 x 12 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON For EEP No.2
For EEP No.2
Recycled skateboards  
28 x 28 x 4 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Maple Table No. 1
Maple Table No. 1
Maple  
13 x 23 x 23 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Untitled No. 1
Randolph Commission: Wall Sculpture No. 2
Recycled skateboards  
16-1/2 x 53-1/2 x 4 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Untitled Wall Piece
Skateboard Mosaic
Recycled skateboards  
41 x 41 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Spiral
Spiral
Recycled skateboards, paint, oxides  
30 x 25 x 3 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Totem no. 2
Totem no. 2
Carved walnut  
32 x 8 x 6 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Untitled No. 1
Wall Sculpture No. 1
Recycled skateboards  
14 x 50 x 4 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Untitled No. 1
Wall Sculpture No. 2
Recycled skateboards  
16-1/2 x 53-1/2 x 4 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Untitled No. 2
Wall Sculpture No. 3
Recycled skateboards  
50 x 60 x 5-1/2 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON White Bowl III
White Bowl III
Turned and painted maple  
11-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON Wall Sculpture
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Recycled skateboards  
48 x 48 x 4 in
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GEORGE  PETERSON

GEORGE PETERSON

GEORGE PETERSON Biography

George Peterson is fascinated with the irregular shapes resulting from wood shrinking and drying. His wood sculptures have an organic quality that respects the nature of the wood itself.

Peterson has exhibited his work from Los Angeles to New York including the Boston Fine Art Museum (MA). His sculptures are in the collections of Mint Museum of Craft + Design (NC) and the Wustum Museum (WI). George currently works from his studio in North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGE PETERSON Statement

“I take an intuitive and spontaneous approach to my work. I begin with a fresh cut tree that I get from my local tree removal service. After trimming the log with my chainsaw, I then attach the block to the lathe. I use gouges to carve the wood as it turns on the lathe. Depending on how I align the grain in the object, I can encourage it to warp in a certain way. The action of shaping the wood with my hand-held tools is satisfying in a very basic way. As I work the wood, I collaborate with it. The wood has a voice, and I have a voice, so we interact. The finished piece illustrates that interplay.”

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