Peter Glenn Oakley

  • Stack 2 , 2013 , black marble (work in progress) life size , Sold

    Artwork
  • Stack 2 , 2013 , black marble (work in progress) life size , Sold

    Artwork
  • Stack , 2011 , hand carved white marble, , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley
  • Stack , 2011 , hand carved white marble, , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley
  • Stack , 2011 , hand carved white marble, , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley
  • Stack , 2011 , hand carved white marble, , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley
  • Stack , 2011 , hand carved white marble, , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley
  • gun , 2012 , black marble , Sold

    Artwork
  • gun , 2012 , black marble , Sold

    Artwork
  • gun , 2012 , black marble , Sold

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  • open takeout container , 2009 , white marble , Sold

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  • open takeout container , 2009 , white marble , Sold

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  • Typewriter , 2009 , white marble , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley
  • Typewriter , 2009 , white marble , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley
  • Dove , 2011 , white marble

    Artwork
  • Chinese Takeout Box , 2008 , white marble, steel , Sold

    Artwork
  • Cassette 2 , 2012 , black marble life size , Sold

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  • Chinese Takeout Box 2 , 2012 , white marble, platinum wire, life size , Sold

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  • Styrobox #8 , 2011 , white marble , Sold

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  • Styrobox #8 , 2011 , white marble , Sold

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  • Styrobox #8 , 2011 , white marble , Sold

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  • Missile , 2012 , 36" x 5" x 5" , white marble , Sold

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  • Missile , 2012 , 36" x 5" x 5" , white marble , Sold

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  • Missile , 2012 , 36" x 5" x 5" , white marble , Sold

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  • LAVA , 2011 , marble , Sold

    Artwork
  • egg carton , 2011 , white marble , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley
  • egg carton , 2011 , white marble , Sold

    Peter Glenn Oakley

Statement:

The theme throughout my work is the juxtaposition of the historical use of marble to portray the ideal form, and my use of marble showing non-forms. Vanishing forms, or non-formal objects that, placed in this new context, are suddenly recognized for their formal loveliness, which has lain hidden somehow. The execution in marble also serves to prove I have studied this non-formal thing formally, and convinces the viewer to now see this thing that was basically invisible before.

By non-form, I mean an object that is common among us, but is never looked at as a form; not appreciated. Just taken for granted.Something Baudrillard-like happens in that moment, because now there is this beautiful thing, divorced from all context, that was created in that instant.  It still looks like all the others, but now bears no relation to the others and stands utterly alone. The anthropomorphism in these forms is my new interest.