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Peter Shoemark

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Peter Shoemark

Peter Shoemark (Shoey) stepped into sculpting 16 years ago and since then he has created over 1,000 quirky objects from recycled materials, mostly junk metal. His sculptures are usually of a whimsical nature. Apart from some TAFE courses in welding and workshops in blacksmithing, he art arises from deep springs of imagination, creativity, humour and humanity.

Shoey’s combination of surrealism, animation and character influences provide a self-assured approach to the discipline of sculpture, resulting in a unique range of works. After filling the garden with sculptures, friends sternly started saying “no more”; it was time to trot around the Blue Mountain galleries. Sixteen years later and still no noticeable reduction in the size of the scrap heap or amount of clutter, the creative challenge continues. No animal, person or belief could be considered sacred or beyond the scope of an aging welder gone feral.

He currently exhibits at The Edge in Katoomba, Wild Valley Art Park in Wentworth Falls, Faulconbridge Farm, Katoomba Falls Café and Blackheath Hub. He regularly sells work at Grand View Markets, Wentworth Falls.

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Peter Shoemark
Shoeys Second Step
One day the subliminal messages from Senior Management and the bruised toes clicked – trip art was invented. I found later that fiendish wives throughout the world had done similar things and that this form of old man therapy was known as; found art or junk art and for those too lazy to weld- assembled art.
The welder started attacking the metal stack and mufflers soon became penguins, truck springs changed to panthers. There was no stopping.
After filling the garden with sculptures, friends sternly started saying “no more”; it was time to trot around the Blue Mountain galleries.
Sixteen years later and still no noticeable reduction in the size of the scrap heap or amount of clutter, the creative challenge continues. No animal, person or belief could be considered sacred or beyond the scope of an aging welder gone feral. The right brain challenge requires the writing of descriptive tags unique to each work, pushing social comment, occasional dry humour and a dash of cynicism all in the
cause that art should be fun.
Works are now found throughout Australia and overseas, with strong interest in America, Canada and France.
Shoey’s combination of surrealism, animation and character influences provide a self- assured approach to the discipline of sculpture, resulting in a unique range of works.

CURRENT: Art of Lunch

SHOEMARK, PETER
bmcan.com.au
shoey2step@bigpond.com.au
Shoeys Second Step whimsical found art sculpture
Wentworth Falls
Phone 4757 2257