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JOHN SEARLES
Harbert, Michigan - United States


, Tall Red Waterfall Weavin, Beauty, $6,405
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Artist Statement

John Searles is a metal artist & sculptor with work in more than 2000 collections across the country, including hotels, businesses and homes. His experience includes working with aluminum, copper, bronze, steel and stainless steel. His body of work includes sculptures, metal weavings, metal art tiles, wall sculptures, photography, paintings and websites. The metal wall sculptures of John Searles reflect his enduring interests in mathematical patterns, design, movement, energy and freedom and are an expression of his on-going dialogue with the metals he works with – aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper and bronze. John Searles‘ background in poetry, painting and photography has heavily influenced his focus on shape and design. At times his artwork appears to depict the fluid movements of a Kung Fu master, or the flight patterns of a bird catching insects in the summer evening air. Other times, the metal represents dancers intertwined. John Searles lives and works in a converted 5600 square foot factory on three acres of land near Lake Michigan. The front third of the building is a light-filled gallery. The back part is a tool- and work table-filled space with two garage doors and a view out over the property to the woods behind. Sculptures populate the lawn in front of the gallery. The grandeur of the water and sky and the serenity of the land infuse his work. John Searles’ expertise as a sculptor build on his skills with tools, his studies in science, music and languages, and more than 40 ...

Original Artworks (20)

John Searles; Thunderbird, copper: sold..., 2007, Original Sculpture Other, 81 x 50 inches. Artwork description: 241  Sold - Commissions welcome in any color.10 rectangles and 9 straight pieces are cut from a flat sheet of copper onto which a spiral of brass has been melted and a exotic patina induced with the flame torch, then assembled to create a Thunderbird design. The copper ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2007
81 x 50 inches (205.7 x 127.0 cm)
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John Searles; Dancing Shapes, sold, ple..., 2010, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 94 x 42 inches. Artwork description: 241  Sold - Commissions welcome in any color.10 concentric circles and squares cut from 1/ 4 aluminum are finished, then assembled to create a dynamic wall sculpture.   ...
John Searles
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2010
94 x 42 inches (238.8 x 106.7 cm)
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John Searles; Undulated Copper Woven Circle, 2013, Original Sculpture Other, 36 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   Two copper circles are given a fire patina, cut, woven together, undulated and mounted on a rigid frame. This wall art weaving is protected with a lacquer coating. ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2013
36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
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John Searles; Undulated Copper Wavy Weaving, 2013, Original Sculpture Other, 36 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241   Copper strips are cut into wavy patterns, woven together, undulated then mounted on a rigid backing and flame colored. This wall art weaving is sealed with lacquer. ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2013
36 x 16 inches (91.4 x 40.6 cm)
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John Searles; Tall Red Waterfall Weavin..., 2013, Original Sculpture Other, 37 x 87 inches. Artwork description: 241  Round copper rods are woven horizontally through long this strips of patinated copper ( with a bronze oval) . This is an orientally inspired design. ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2013
37 x 87 inches (94.0 x 221.0 cm)
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John Searles; Aluminum Rotating Triangles, 2013, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 53 x 53 inches. Artwork description: 241   16 triangles, each larger than the next, are stacked and rotated so that the edges touch the sides. Each triangle is made with aluminum laminated to a wood armature, 1/ 2
John Searles
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2013
53 x 53 inches (134.6 x 134.6 cm)
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John Searles; Ribbon Dancer 4, 2013, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 14 x 37 inches. Artwork description: 241  This sculpture simulates the movement of the ribbon held by a Chinese Ribbon Dancer. ...
John Searles
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2013
14 x 37 inches (35.6 x 94.0 cm)
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John Searles; Space Travel is Sold, Ple..., 2008, Original Sculpture Other, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  Sold - Will do Commissions in any sizeLayers of cut and textured aluminum are assembled using a precision technique. Suitable for outdoor display.  ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2008
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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John Searles; Mixed Metals Wall Sculpture, 2008, Original Sculpture Other, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Sold - welcoming commissions in any size. Cut out shapes of stainless steel, bronze and copper were finished in interesting ways, then assembled in layers to create a wall sculpture. All pieces lacquered to preserve finish.  ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2008
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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John Searles; Rotating Triangles, 2007, Original Sculpture Other, 55 x 55 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - Welcoming Commissions in any color.16 level wall sculpture, 55 x 55 x 55 x 8, made from copper with brass and flame induced patina, 45 lbs. , laminated to 1/ 4
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2007
55 x 55 inches (139.7 x 139.7 cm)
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John Searles; Thunderbird, 2007, Original Sculpture Other, 81 x 50 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - Commissions welcome in any color.10 rectangles and 9 straight pieces are cut from a flat sheet of copper onto which a spiral of brass has been melted and a exotic patina induced with the flame torch, then assembled to create a Thunderbird design. The copper ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2007
81 x 50 inches (205.7 x 127.0 cm)
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John Searles; Om Symbol, 2007, Original Sculpture Other, 72 x 72 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - welcoming commissions, any size. Gold painted aluminum on green painted aluminum. Suitable for exterior display. ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2007
72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm)
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John Searles; Mixed Metals vertical design, 2007, Original Sculpture Other, 24 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Pieces of stainless steel, bronze and copper were cut, finished, lacquered and assembled to create a dynamic wall sculpture. ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2007
24 x 30 inches (61.0 x 76.2 cm)
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John Searles; Family Four, 2007, Original Sculpture Other, 60 x 50 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - commissions welcome. 1/ 4 aluminum, cut, painted, fabricated. Suitable for exterior display. ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2007
60 x 50 inches (152.4 x 127.0 cm)
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John Searles; Wavy Weaving, 2007, Original Metalsmith, 60 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - commissions welcomed. Two sheets of copper are cut into wavy strips of varying width, tightly woven together then, with the flame torch, given a mesmerizing multi- colored patina reminiscent of abalone shell or the surface of a soap bubble. This coloration is protected with several layers ...
John Searles
Original Metalsmith, 2007
60 x 36 inches (152.4 x 91.4 cm)
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John Searles; 10-Aluminum, 2007, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 58 x 50 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - commissions welcome in any color.9 rectangles and 1 straight center piece are cut from a sheet of 1/ 4
John Searles
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2007
58 x 50 inches (147.3 x 127.0 cm)
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John Searles; Aluminum Reverse S, 2003, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 50 x 97 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - Welcoming Commissions in any color.Two sheets of brushed aluminum are laminated to 1/ 4
John Searles
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2003
50 x 97 inches (127.0 x 246.4 cm)
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John Searles; Moonrise Over Water, 2000, Original Mixed Media, 42 x 42 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - welcoming commissions. This piece is composed of copper with patinas cut, shaped and arranged on a circular base of copper. Four different sized moons depict the size and passage of the moon across the sky and above the undulating waters...
John Searles
Original Mixed Media, 2000
42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm)
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John Searles; Archimedes Circle, 2000, Original Sculpture Other, 48 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - commissions welcomed. Patinas were developed on copper and then the copper was glued to aluminum, cut, finished and arranged. This is an eye- catching wall sculpture designed to be a focal point for the room. Archimedes was a Greek engineer/ mathematician with a life- long interest ...
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2000
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
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John Searles; Space Travel, 2000, Original Sculpture Other, 49 x 34 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sold - commissions welcomed in any size.Patinas were applied to copper and then the metal was cut, finished and arranged as a framed wall sculpture....
John Searles
Original Other Sculpture, 2000
49 x 34 inches (124.5 x 86.4 cm)
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