Photograph of Artist GARY CHRIS CHRISTOPHERSON
GARY CHRIS CHRISTOPHERSON
Nelson, Wisconsin - United States



Original Artworks (12)

Gary Chris Christopherson; Envision Earth Embraced, 2018, Original Sculpture Mixed, 3 x 3 feet. Artwork description: 241 Envision earth and all its creatures embraced to achieve sustained thriving for all everywhere for all time.Acquire GChris sculpture and 100  of Chris  payment goes for Thrive  Scholarships at University of Wisconsin - Madison. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2018
3 x 3 feet (0.91 x 0.91 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Thriving Transpires, 2014, Original Sculpture Mixed, 2 x 3 feet. Artwork description: 241 Challenges us to build a future when thriving transpires for all forever.Acquire GChris sculpture and 100 of Chris payment goes for Thrive Scholarships at University of Wisconsin - Madison. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2014
2 x 3 feet (0.61 x 0.91 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Conscientious Objection, 2007, Original Sculpture Other, 4 x 4 feet. Artwork description: 241  Challenges to conscientiously object to the destructive forces to earth and its people.Acquire GChris sculpture and 100 of Chris payment goes for Thrive Scholarships at University of Wisconsin - Madison. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Other Sculpture, 2007
4 x 4 feet (1.22 x 1.22 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Thriving Through Lifes Chaos, 2008, Original Sculpture Steel, 5 x 5 feet. Artwork description: 241 Challenges that we should be thriving through lifes chaos rather than giving in to it when it threatens and surrounds us.  Within the steely chaos surrounding peoples lives, life can thrive.  Moving through and out of chaos, life can achieve higher levels of being.Acquire GChris sculpture ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Steel Sculpture, 2008
5 x 5 feet (1.52 x 1.52 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Creative Blackspace, 2008, Original Sculpture Mixed, 2 x 4 feet. Artwork description: 241  Providing space that is void and both linear andnonlinear and providing the basic building blocks of line, curve, and circle, challenges us to creatively act.Acquire GChris sculpture and 100 of Chris payment goes for Thrive Scholarships at University of Wisconsin - Madison. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2008
2 x 4 feet (0.61 x 1.22 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Change We Believe In, 2008, Original Sculpture Mixed, 1 x 3 feet. Artwork description: 241  Against dark forces resistant to change, we are challenged to slice through for the change we believe in.  Calls upon us all to make the change in American and world that we believe in and that will benefit and sustain both.Acquire GChris sculpture and 100 of ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2008
1 x 3 feet (0.30 x 0.91 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Fragility Of The Monolithic, 1999, Original Sculpture Mixed, 12 x 14 feet. Artwork description: 241  In a world where monoliths oppress everyone, especially the most vulnerable, monoliths are fragile to powerful counterforces and give way to freedom for us all, especially the most vulnerable. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 1999
12 x 14 feet (3.66 x 4.27 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Peace On, With And Beyond..., 2007, Original Sculpture Mixed, 4 x 5 feet. Artwork description: 241  Challenges us to achieve peace on, with and beyond earth. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2007
4 x 5 feet (1.22 x 1.52 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; End The Darkness, Here Co..., 2007, Original Sculpture Mixed, 4 x 6 feet. Artwork description: 241  Challenges us to end the darkness ( vulnerability) and let the sun ( thriving) shine; also expresses the optimism that the darkness will end and here comes the sun; draws in part on George Harrison' s song - here comes the sun ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2007
4 x 6 feet (1.22 x 1.83 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; One Becoming Whole, 1990, Original Sculpture Mixed, 5 x 5 feet. Artwork description: 241  Celebrates the ascendency of ones self, interacting and growing with the universe, becoming a whole being.Acquire GChris sculpture and 100 of Chris payment goes for Thrive Scholarships at University of Wisconsin - Madison. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 1990
5 x 5 feet (1.52 x 1.52 m)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Encircled But Free, 2005, Original Sculpture Mixed, 40 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  Though encircled and restrained, we remain free as the chimes signal and celebrate that freedom and the associated joy. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2005
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
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Gary Chris Christopherson; Save The World, Complex, 2002, Original Sculpture Mixed, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Calls upon us to take up the human challenge to save the world and all its complexity. ...
Gary Chris Christopherson
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2002
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Artist Statement

Abstract sculpture by GChris is what he terms "progressive art" and is mission-driven. Progressive art is art with a purpose and artist as advocate. "Art as advocacy; advocacy as art." The call to artists and people generally is to embrace both art and advocacy, use their synergy, and advance progressive values. Advanced by the art are core progressive values - reducing human vulnerability, maximizing human potential, saving our environment, and living at "peace on and with the earth." Underlying it all is the driving desire to "save the world", as best as we as people can. Toward that end, GChris abstract mobiles and stabiles help drive toward a positive progressive vision of the future. They portray strong driving forces -- the desire for knowledge, spirit and justice. High level thought, being, and positive interrelationships are not ends but new foundations from which progress springs. Progressive art supports the continuous striving for absolute knowledge, absolute spirit and perfected being with full recognition this is an inevitable, unending, inspiring and liberating human enterprise. To achieve the vision, they also help explore threats of vulnerability, conflict, and chaos. The mobiles and stabiles address these threats, glean whatever positives they contain, and advocate major progression from these threats -- quantum positive change. Positive, progressive change has many expressions -- becoming, ascending, quantum leaps, and achieving a high state of being. Change itself is often not positive or linear. Vulnerability, conflict and chaos are realities. Progressive change requires strong and continuing support -- shepherding, nurturing, sheltering and uplifting. To...