Peter Zappa’s practice combines abstraction with realism in unique compositions that stretch the imagination. Zappa has been a professional artist since 2006. As a sculptor, he has a tactile knowledge of material and the practicalities of fabrication. Zappa has exhibited regularly as a solo artist as well as in group exhibitions. His art practice sits alongside public art commissions which he has completed for government, corporate and private clients.
Zappa has been a selected finalist in a number of national art prizes including the Woollahra Art Prize, Deakin Small sculpture Prize and the Hutchin’s Prize in Tasmania. He is currently working on several commissions, including a private commission to be located along the coast near Dunsborough and public art commissions for private developments in the Perth surrounding area.
Materials: 316 marine grade stainless steel, two pack polyurethane
Size: 320 x 300 x 55 cm
Price: $29, 500
Wind wave is a kinetic wind sculpture that takes the form of an abstracted breaking wave. The artwork indicates which way the wind is blowing and guides your choice as to where along the coastline you will find good surf or a sheltered bay to nestle in. Wind wave is designed to conjure thoughts of a WA summer as a stylised wave peaks and breaks with its elongated ‘lip’ projecting in front of a silhouetted seabird flying across a setting sun.