Perry Wagner-Grose Life Member

Artist Background

Perry Wagner-Grose : born 1937 in the USA , holds dual Australian & USA Citizenship. After retirement from a classroom and in-service teaching career, Perry joined Sculptors Queensland and has continuously served on the SQ Executive Committee since 2003. More recently, Perry became a member of Sculptors Society Gold Coast, the ASV & CSA in Victoria, plus the International Creative Community, which mounted ex-change group exhibitions between South Korean and OZ Artists on the Gold Coast, QLD / NSW and Ulsan, S. Korea.

Artist Statement

"My interest in creating physical representations of the animate & inanimate ‘images & things’ in the world around me began early in my life. Now I am always looking for & observing sculpturally inspiring subjects, especially during my numerous world travels.

Since my first Sculptors Queensland Exhibition, I became determined to harness my visual imagination and hands-on skills into creating diverse sculptures, using a variety of mediums - recently stone and polystyrene. Numerous sculpture skills workshops have developed my sculpting capabilities. Among my favourite sculptural subjects are the human female form, animals & all nature.

My exaggeratedly enlarged, cut-a-way seashell sculpture series are common objects seen from a perspective that challenges the viewer’s perceptions. My Polar Bear & Koala sculptures are my attempt to create a series of small, simplistic, stylised animal sculptures, inspired by the simplest form of animals created via Hot Glass. In future, I plan to devote more of my time & energy to expressing my sculptural imagination through a variety of sculptural Media & Subjects." Perry Wagner-Grose

perrysculps@bigpond.com

0412 470 366

07 3278 7816

32C / 356 Blunder Rd Durack, Qld 4077