Peter Gronquist sculpture

Portland based sculptor Peter Gronquist sits with "new surrealists" if speaking of labels but huge heads of bison, goats and other species, with their horns replaced with gilded weaponry and often delicately wrapped in floral ornamentation speak for themselves. Gronquist’s juxtaposition of death, nature and destruction calls forth many pertinent questions about humans’ relationship to the environment; the animal heads seems so real, yet so artificial and manipulated.