RALPH WAYNE FREER
ARTIST / AUTHOR
Ralph Wayne Freer has been developing his uniquely stylized aesthetics for over four decades. His sculptures can be found in public and private collections in Canada, Germany, and the United States. His awards include First Place at the 1996 Old Island Days' Art festival in Key West, Florida. Other honors have been awarded by East Martello Gallery and Museum, Capitol Art Exhibit, and Key West Art Center. Regionally, Ralph has exhibited at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Black River Art Gallery, and Three Rivers College Fine Arts Center all in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Gallery One Hundred in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
It is emotionally gratifying to create something artistically new. My approach to art is rather straightforward. I find myself mentally rearranging or modifying interesting objects I see. This mental doodling leads to pencil sketches which I then develop three dimensionally. A reoccurring theme in my art is the human figure. The fascinating complexities of the human form inspire endless combinations of shapes and forms. I explore these combinations juxtaposing organic forms with geometric curvilinear shapes.