Stuart Peterman is an internationally known artist who creates metal sculptures and abstract paintings. The artist is better known for his handcrafted metal jewelry, which can be found in galleries, museums, and stores across the country. Fueled by a love of large scale art, Peterman began experimenting with stainless steel and forming it into metal sculptures of popular fish. He hammers, welds, grinds, and finishes the textures by hand, using many tools he has constructed himself. The result is a sculpture of natural form with added structured shapes to create a unique and dramatic work of art.
Some examples of the fish Stuart Peterman creates include marlin, tuna, swordfish, tarpon, and grouper, but among his favorites is the shark. Sharks have an instantly recognizable form and are fascinating to observe. He will have three of his metal shark sculptures in the upcoming exhibit 'Shark' at The Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, from May 13, 2012 through November 4, 2012.