The art of New Zealand sculptor John Wolter is inspired primarily by the human form in motion. In his art, Wolter looks carefully at the intricate connections between music and movement and how this comes to be expressed in the human figure, whether the movement is graceful, quirky, dynamic, or riddled with tension. Each sculpture is hand-formed as the artist merges various pieces of metals using hammers, grinders, torches, and welding. It is through this process that Wolter is able to bring to life expressive vibrant forms that celebrate the beauty of the human spirit.
to Wolter's creative process is a lifelong love for music, which inspires
his concepts and drives the execution of his art. Within each piece,
Wolter hopes to tell a story and portray the human form and condition
in a captured moment both physical and emotive. Indeed, the viewer cannot
help but be drawn in by the characters depicted, as each figure simultaneously
captures both the sacredness of the individual spirit and the universal
human experience of which we all form a part.
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