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GARY CHRISTOPHERSON

GARY CHRISTOPHERSON

Artist Work

encircled, but free
2005
Copper metal
4' x 4'
save the world complex
2002
Wood and Copper Metal
1' x 1'
thriving through lifes chaos
2008
stainless steel
5 x 5'
vision of a less vulnerable world
2002
Copper metal
4' x 5'

Artist Information

County
Prince George's County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

GChris Sculpture GChris sculpture, including mobiles and stabiles, build upon the art of Alexander Calder. They are abstract art sculptures with messages of quantum positive change - inevitability, positive nature and great potential of change. Building upon Calder’s rich body of work, GChris mobile and stabile sculptures re-direct this art form through natural materials and positive, change-oriented themes. These mobiles and stabiles are created from basic elements. Lines represent beginning, negative, or threat. Curves represent change, transition, or evolution. Circles represent being or wholeness, but also, at times, nothingness. When these basic elements join and are in motion as powerful mobiles and stabiles, the message is “quantum positive change,” a strong optimistic expression of the human condition and human potential. Mobiles and stabiles are created by Gary (Chris) Christopherson under the signature GChris. He grew up near the rural Wisconsin village of Nelson and lives both in Nelson and in University Park, MD -- near Washington, DC. Existing GChris mobiles and stabiles number over 150 pieces with dimensions ranging from a few inches to 12 feet. Works of all sizes, even larger works, can be done on commission. GChris mobiles and stabiles primarily utilize natural materials -- copper and wood. Woods are primarily American hardwoods -- mostly black walnut. Copper is used in many forms and takes each work through a living process. People who are interested in existing or commission work should contact via email GChris@GChris.com or website -- www.gchris.com

Artist Bio

Gary Christopherson creates mobiles and stabiles under the signature GChris. He grew up near the rural Wisconsin village of Nelson and lives in Nelson and in University Park, MD -- near Washington, DC. His working studio is in University Park, MD. He has his own GChris Gallery in Georgetown, DC. He has created over 150 GChris mobiles and stabiles in primarily copper and American hardwood and with dimensions ranging from a few inches to 12 feet. His work can be viewed on his website - www.GChris.com