I was recently introduced to the work of sculptor extraordinaire Peter Linnett. Peter is based in London and worked for many, many years in antique restoration and this has probably been the biggest influence on his work. He creates functional sculpture, meaning that you can use it as furniture, but they are truly pieces of art. Linnett uses materials that age with dignity and even goes as far to say he welcomes the ageing process as these add to the charm, appeal and timelessness of his artworks. Making them collectables around the globe. He has received incredible worldwide acclaim and has shown his work in art galleries and exhibitions around the world from London, to Los Angeles and Shanghai. As well as in homes of some of Hollywood’s elite! Perhaps what makes his sculptures perennial is also the mythology and legends that guides his work and is ultimately the ‘theme’ of his furniture. With pieces such as Zeus, Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn it’s no wonder the world is intrigued. Mythology is apparent in every culture and transcends locations, age, sex, history and so much more therefore as people we are fascinated by myths and they provide a wonderful talking point […]
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