Bayne Peterson ‘Still Life’ Sculptures

Using a colorful and layered technique to create abstract dyed-plywood sculptures, Bayne Peterson’s hand-carved works intensify the artist’s approach to color, form, and material, towards an increasing visual complexity.

Multicolored sections of repeated lines generate a skewed pattern that at times appears to slip away from an orthogonal grid. In previous sculptures, patterns registered clear horizontal and vertical directions.

In contrast, in these new works, the artist has deliberately tilted the angles at which separate sections of pattern meet, conveying the sense of a misleading topography.

Planes of color appear to shuffle forward and backward and confound the eye’s perception of roundness and flatness.