Peter DeCamp Haines

Contemporary American Sculpture

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Bone Dog

Dog with a Secret

Migration Series

Fox Arch


Monk Dancing

Blade Runner


Warrior Without a Shield

Balanced Bird

Bird Dog
Peter Haines was born in Columbus, Ohio and currently resides in Boston. He has a bachelor's degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as an M.B.A. from Harvard University. His work has been exhibited in one-person exhibitions in New York, Boston, Columbus, and Rhode Island.

Casting bronze in his own foundry, Haines works in both large-scale and small. His sculpture has a tactile organic presence juxtaposed with a precision of form that is extraordinary. The works shown above, have a monumental vital presence despite their intimate scale. Their visual authority is a function of their refined reductive forms, clean utilization of line, and compact unadorned geometry. Yet, there is an intimacy which is inherent in these organic, rounded forms and subtle, softly-toned patinas which engages the viewer's emotions.

Peter has stated, astutely, that his work is where nature and geometry intersect. This phenomenon lends the visual sophistication and alluring qualities to Peter's sculpture which his viewers admire.
Excerpts from reviews
"These are aesthetic, not functional objects. Their use is purely visual and tactile, and their modernism rests in a cool brand of Brancusi-like abstraction." -- Boston Globe, January, 1993

"Haines abstracts the organic by seeking its essential geometry. There are no superfluous parts here." -- Boston Globe, January, 1993

"By creating small objects disconnected from the scale of the body, he can achieve a fantastic feeling of monumentality in the tiniest piece. Witness the show's smallest bronze, Star Bison, which fits in the palm of the hand yet suggests tremendous size and power. For all their simple abstract imagery, these bronzes have remarkable presence." -- Jacqueline Hall, The Columbus Dispatch, November, 1998


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