Ceramic, Steel, Techno Sculpture
Artist InformationJames Lamar Petersonís studio is like a cross between a scrapyard and a taxidermistís workshop. Sculpted bird carcasses are lined up, row after row, bellies up, while their welded claws are stranded on a separate bench.
Nearby is a messy tip of computer innards, old radios, wires and printers. In effect , this is the palette James uses for the extraordinary techno sculptures he creates out of discarded electronics.
From his moody oxidised ceramic birds and animals to the cyber-structures shaped like living things, Jamesí creations as a professional sculptor are as far removed from each other as his new life is from his old.
For before discovering he might want to be a professional artist at about forty, when he took a few art classes in Perth, James had been a research psychologist and psychology lecturer and teacher.
While the initial few years as a semi-professional artist were lean, James has no doubts that he has made the right choice.
These days, his days works are exhibited in galleries through-out Australia.
Recent exhibtions and awards
Redcliffe Regional Gallery 2011
"One for the Birds"
His work will be shown with the watercolours of John McVeigh-Brown.
Below are a selection of the artists work:
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