(View Artwork by Greg Metz)
"Nothing excites me more than using my imagination. To dream a sculpture, draw it and then form it into a work that will make people smile is a wonderful feeling."
Greg Metz is a B.C. artist who loves to build. Known for his stylized, innovative, and often humorous steel sculptures, Greg's one-of-a-kind three-dimensional works are a unique addition to any art collection. Polished figures in flowing lines, dynamic curves, and contemporary subject matter, his sculptures range from elegant to jazzy to dreamlike.
Each piece is hand-cut with an oxy-acetylene torch, which is also used to heat, curve and colour his flowing works. His small hand grinder is his paintbrush. It is used to grind "brushstrokes" into the steel.
He also loves to draw, and this enables him to see his works before he starts building them. His musical background often surfaces in his work, from actual musicians to the flowing lines he feels are suggested by music. Greg's creative use of whimsy in conjunction with his talent for sculpting has garnered the attention of private, corporate, and public collectors. His original works and commissions are featured in collections around the world. This "Man of Steel" really enjoys his work.
"I find myself smiling as I see each dream materialize in my hands. It feels like magic."
Interview with Greg Metz