A fascination with form and beauty led Hanson on a journey from carving stone into sculptures, fountains and furniture, to designing the garden spaces they inhabit. This process evolved into an awareness of the potential for a garden space to be expe-rienced as a sculpture “in itself.” Not merely as a visual object, but as a space to live in and move through. Garden elements such as plants, walls, paths, trellises can tran-scend their functional roles to become sculptural forms that participate in the overarch-ing sculptural gestures of the space. In this way garden design is elevated to the level of “art” while remaining grounded in the needs and aspirations of outdoor living.
Peter Hanson on SCULPTURE
“There is a mysterious and unpredictable beauty to working with stone that continually attracts me to it as an artistic medium. No two stones are the same, and each stone presents new possibilities and challenges. This, coupled with the direct method of sculpting in which once material is taken away from a stone there is no returning it that creates a dynamic dialogue between myself and a stone during the carving process. It involves a measure of certainty of decision tempered by the fluidity to respond to the finality of the choice”. Peter Hanson 2011www.peterhansonsculpture.com/ Back to all designers