Peter DeCamp Haines
Peter DeCamp Haines, a nationally-exhibited sculptor, lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His elegant abstract bronzes, many of which have been purchased or commissioned for corporate and institutional collections, are known for their rich jade-like patina. Some can be held in the palm of the hand and some soar skyward.
Abstraction is a way to convey the intimate relationship between contemporary man and ancient, universal sources.
“I am a maker of objects, and the object itself is the main idea in my sculpture. Simple shapes elaborate into complexity. Images (humans, animals, architecture, tools) inevitably appear. I think that this is the projection of the warm subconscious onto the cool geometry of elemental forms. Since Marcel Duchamp in the 1930s, ideas about sculpture have proliferated in countless directions, from Andy Warhol to Nam June Paik. My own pursuit has been a continuing exploration of the formal attributes of sculpture: form, scale, negative space, composition.”