Peter Millett

Fourfour

Fourfour

Work Details

Fourfour

2019

powdercoat steel

16 X 26 X 9 inches

Inventory ID: #16314





    About Peter Millett

    Artist Statement

    At some point, as I work with these shapes, they begin to speak to me. I only have to listen and they will tell me what to do.

    Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, with an architect father and a musician mother who produced Community Theater, I was surrounded by artistic activity. There were always sets being constructed or rehearsals going on. I loved the magic of transformation, the suspension of reality and the creation of a totally believable theater world. My artwork was encouraged and through a community art league I began drawing the figure at age 14.

    Not long after settling in Seattle, the figure dropped out of my work. I began exploring a geometric language of shape and space. I made drawings and constructed collages. In 1975, I made a series of floating "water carpet" sculptures of diagonally cut or ripped lumber. The geometric pattern of the repeated shapes floating in the water-patterned ground was fascinating to me. I continued my exploration of geometric abstraction with folded sheet metal and screening. I have made pieces in steel and bronze, but wood is the material I am drawn to the most. I draw constant inspiration from the Native American artwork that is so plentiful in this area. I stand in awe of their mastery and wonder at their lucidity of expression.

    My work, though spare, is not minimalist, but rather modern. I seek to distill emotional energy and experiences. I like my work to impact a space the way a melody can trigger a feeling or memory. Non-literal | non-verbal.

    All Works by Peter Millett

    Fourfour

    Fourfour

    2019

    powdercoat steel

    16 X 26 X 9 inches

    Inventory ID: #16314

    Triquad

    Triquad

    2019

    powdercoat steel

    19 X 28 X 10 inches

    Inventory ID: #16315

    Yellow Fellow

    Yellow Fellow

    2019

    Powdercoat steel

    21 X 38 X 10 inches

    Inventory ID: #16318

    Passage

    Passage

    2019

    Steel

    38 X 34 X 10 inches

    Inventory ID: #16316

    Iron Double

    Iron Double

    2019

    Powdercoat steel

    39 X 10 X 5 inches

    Inventory ID: #16317

    Green Wedge

    Green Wedge

    2019

    Powdercoat steel

    20 X 10 X 10 inches

    Inventory ID: #16319

    Square Spin

    Square Spin

    2019

    Powdercoat steel

    22 X 22 X 7 inches

    Inventory ID: #16320

    Blue Yoni

    Blue Yoni

    2019

    Powdercoat steel

    6 X 6 X 2 inches

    Inventory ID: #16321

    Big Snake

    Big Snake

    2012

    Corten steel

    68 X 48 X 120 inches

    Inventory ID: #16096

    Large-scale outdoor sculpture. Piece is 3 connected sections.
    Modern Post (Outdoors)

    Modern Post (Outdoors)

    2014

    Steel

    78 1/2 X 12 X 10 1/2 inches

    Inventory ID: #14806

    Helix

    Helix

    2015

    Corten steel

    12 X 22 X 12 inches

    Inventory ID: #16056

    Rusty Flame

    Rusty Flame

    2017

    Painted cedar

    26 X 7 X 14 inches

    Inventory ID: #15818

    Temple Window, Red

    Temple Window, Red

    2010

    Painted cedar

    36 X 12 X 7 inches

    Inventory ID: #16058