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peter schlech: in pursuit of beauty

An apprenticeship as a boat builder in Annapolis, Maryland uncovered Peter Schlech’s passion for woodworking and Schlech went on to design and build yacht interiors for thirty years. In the mid-90’s he took his passion one step further and began crafting fine furniture which reignited his creative fire and catapulted him towards further experimentation in art-making. 

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[private_archives]Recently the artist has focused his attention on sculptural vessels with curving lines that successfully create the suggestion of graceful movement, dance, close embrace and spirited conversation. You can see Schlech’s newest works here and more of his vessels here.

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Elizabeth Series #5, Ebony & Wenge

 

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Phoenix Series #14,  Rosewood & Zirocote

 

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Unisbel Series #6, Rosewood & Wenge

 

While it is often easy to fall into the seductive raps of repetition, imitation and sensationalism, my aesthetic goal remains clear—simplicity of design integrity and the pursuit of beauty. For if we as artists do not impart, if only for a moment, a sense of beauty to the beholder, then we have failed at our task.

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