Luis F Perez

Luis F Perez

My true artistic passion is sculpture, primarilly the fabrication of abstarct forms in metal and wood. I begin with a simple sketch on paper. The sketch is scanned and translated into a hand-sized three-dimesional model created from styrofoam. The model establishes all of the major relationships, allowing for edits "in the round". The digital image is updated and sized for a full-scale reproduction. From there, I build the final piece from metal and wooden materials. I am currently focused on designing interior wall-mounted pieces. All sculpture is thoroughly primed, and finally coated with enamel paints. I am inspired by symbolic characters, natural forces, exploration, and the mechanical structure of living things.

"Enterprise": sculpture, Masonite and wood, 1988.

"Mariner2"

1988: Welded, unpainted steel - 6'x4'x4'.

Inspirational elements for this piece include the keel of a ship, a crossbow, and an anchor. I wanted to create a sence of tension with a central nexus area to which all the cables run.

"Mariner2"

1988: Welded, unpainted steel - 6'x4'x4'.

This piece is one whole unit. Being mostly linear in form, it was already easy to move and display. Sectioning was unnecessary.

"Mariner2" detail

1988: Welded, unpainted steel - 6'x4'x4'.

This is a detail of the nexus area (the visual center of tension.)