The work of Gary Hovey is unique and impressive. It revolves around common cutlery that have been layered and manipulated to create the complex forms of such wildlife creatures as deer, swordfish, camels and more. Whether using spoons, forks or knives, Gary Hovey is able to fashion realistic depictions, save for the fact that they are metal and not fur and flesh.
Based in New Knoxville, Ohio, Gary Hovey's sculptures are impressive for more than the artistry behind them. In 1994 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but that hasn't stopped him from creating art. Gary Hovey says, “I work when I’m able to move. Family and friends carry sculptures for me. But I still get to make them. I don’t think the quality has suffered, but it does take longer to make them."