Seek alternate route
Seek Alternate Route
by David Petrakovitz
Of his work, Petrakovitz writes that Seek Alternate Route is “part of a series of sculptures with construction elements, found objects of steel and wheels that give the impression of mobility.” It is constructed by welding the elements together with a powder-coated finish. He writes, “Growing up in Detroit I developed an interest in early industrial forms and have tried to humanize the technology in our lives by making sculptures suggestive of industry but softened with figurative gestures. “I have been producing art works for the past thirty plus years from a variety of materials; clay, wood, stone, bronze and steel. Some of my pieces have been functional in nature such as ceramic vessels and furniture. My main focus recently has been on fabricating objects of cut and hammered sheet steel or bronze, then welded into three-dimensional forms. I frequently combine forms of different materials for variety and impact. Sometimes these forms are found objects like old wheels and plow disks that already have my favorite patina…rust. “Although I do cast some pieces in bronze and finish them with traditional patinas, the steel pieces are either encouraged to oxidize or painted with acrylics and sealed with a urethane finish.” Petrakovitz studied at Detroit’s Center for Creative Studies. Approximate dimensions: 80” high, 32” wide, 30” deep
Location Elk Rapids Day Park, 920 S Bay Shore Dr, Elk Rapids MI, Williamsburg
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