Peter is a farmer who was born and bred in the Roma district, growing up at Echo Hills 80 km from town. Peter works in metal and welding, creating unique pieces under the name of PartsarT. Read his artist’s statement, following, to see what inspires and guides his work.
Working with metal & welding has always been a passion with self designed field bins, stick rakes, melon-harvesters and ploughs being some of my projects. The latter winning a national CIG excellence in welding award. With all my art pieces I endeavour to use scrap metal rather than cut up new material to make a piece, hence the name PartsarT. Often I will see a broken machinery part or steel off cut and visualize it as part of a sculpture.
I make property signs that are dual purpose, bulletproof (virtually) and portray the products from that property. Other items are practical, attractive and useful pieces, naturally some are straight fun! I generally prefer to do one off pieces to keep them challenging and to hold my creative interest – I enjoy the challenge of taking an idea or concept and turning it into an original piece.
Recently, I have been Guest artist at the renowned Roma Easter Art Show as well as runner up in the Open category at the 2000 Mitchell Fire & Water Art Show Judged By Davida Allen.
If you would like to contact Peter to find out more about his work, you can email email@example.com.