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John Searles



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John Searles

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Studio Location  
Harbert MI 49115
United States
269-469-8000
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Mailing Address
13462 Red Arrow Highway
Harbert MI 49115
United States
 
 
Artist's Statement
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The metal sculptures of John Searles reflect his enduring interests in geometry, design, movement, energy and freedom and are an expression of his on-going dialogue with the metals he works with - aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper and bronze. His background in poetry, painting and photography has heavily influenced his focus on shape and design. At times his artwork appears to depict the fluid movements of a Kung Fu master, or the flight patterns of a bird catching insects in the summer evening air. Other times, the metal represents dancers intertwined.
Searles lives and works in a converted 5600 square foot factory on three acres of land near Lake Michigan. The front third of the building is a light-filled gallery. The back part is a tool- and worktable-filled space with two garage doors and a view out over the property to the woods behind. Sculptures populate the lawn in front of the gallery. The grandeur of the water and sky and the serenity of the land infuse his work.
Searles’ studies as a sculptor build on his expertise with tools, his studies in Chemistry and Chinese, and nearly 40 years background in the arts. Searles develops his designs by cutting shapes out of metal, then forming and studying them as he proceeds. His purpose is to delight the brain and visual centers as Music for the Eyes, as well as to celebrate the human spirit.
In addition to his sculptures, Searles has built a national reputation with his wall sculptures, metal weavings, metal tiles, abstract paintings and photographs. His works are included in the collections of many hotels, corporations and private homes across the United States.
 
Pas de Deux

John Searles Pas de Deux
Pas de Deux
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: aluminum
SIZE: 112x36x36
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $9500
modern abstract garden lawn sculpture
Dancing Fire 2

John Searles Dancing Fire 2
Dancing Fire 2
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: bronze
SIZE: 12x24x30
YEAR: 2008
PRICE: $3800
contemporary bronze abstract sculpture
Mobius 2

John Searles Mobius 2
Mobius 2
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: bronze
SIZE: 12x24x36
YEAR: 2008
PRICE: $3800
modern bronze abstract sculpture
Big Red

John Searles Big Red
Big Red
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: aluminum
SIZE: 240
YEAR: 2005
PRICE: $9500
red-painted aluminum large outdoor sculpture
Family

John Searles Family
Family
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: aluminum
SIZE: 120x96x36
YEAR: 2005
PRICE: $9500
contemporary large garden sculpture
Twisted Spiral Nobius

John Searles Twisted Spiral Nobius
Twisted Spiral Nobius
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: aluminum
SIZE: 96x75x65
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $9000
contemporary modern lawn garden sculpture
Dancing Blue Ribbon

John Searles Dancing Blue Ribbon
Dancing Blue Ribbon
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY: Abstract
MEDIA: aluminum
SIZE: 48x30x22
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $2500
contemporary aluminum landscape garden sculpture
Mobius Supine

John Searles Mobius Supine
Mobius Supine
CLASS: Sculpture
CATEGORY:
MEDIA: bronze
SIZE: 36x18x15
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $6000
contemporary modern bronze sculpture



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