Metal Sculptures by Peter McFarlane

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Canadian contemporary artist Peter McFarlane is a conceptually based sculptor, mixed media and installation artist, known for his sculptures of trash and recycled items. Of his work McFarlane says:

To me, waste is just lack of imagination. This belief carries beyond the boundaries of my art production and permeates most aspects of my life. Most of my home and studio, and much of everything in them, is recycled. I’ve always had an epic imagination along with a driving desire to make things. Thus, used objects have pared my options down to a workable, manageable level. No object is beyond artistic merit, meaning and metaphor.

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12 Responses to Metal Sculptures by Peter McFarlane

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  2. petit4chocolatier says:

    This is so incredibly unique. So much detail!

  3. simonhlilly says:

    References to North-West coast art expands the imagery beyond the clever, bringing in notions of time, culture, longevity, comparison, supercedence. Potlach (?spelling) as conspicuous consumption was a cultural unifier ( and/or power play). Our conspicuous consumption, a wasting disease only. Spirits of dead objects honoured, revivified. Or maybe that’s just me……?

  4. clinock says:

    I’m impressed, absolutely…

  5. I so agree that he’s fantastic, and have posted on him before at my Canadian Art Junkie http://canadianartjunkie.com/2012/10/04/15169/ He’s an especially cool guy.

  6. theartchumy says:

    Reblogged this on Espacio de chumy and commented:
    ,!!SORPRENDENTE!!!!

  7. Melanie says:

    Wonderful creativity. Your shoe stole my heart, and then I became fascinated with your circuit boards. I’m neither artist not tekkie, but I admit wasting an inordinate amount of time in electronic shops. My husband is an engineer and introduced me to that world. Now that I see your art….it’s yet another dimension! Yay!

  8. Delft says:

    Love the animal faces. Especially the bird with the fish hanging out of its mouth! Or is it a dragon with big canines?

  9. the tiny, heroic guy, pushing over the row of circular blade saw pieces, is great. Also especially like the fish, on its nice green circuit board. Strangely apt, somehow. Don’t ask how, just feels right. :)

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