Peter de Swart
This artwork seems to capture motion in dimensional layers. It has a powerful presence, and is a fine example of the way de Swart’s art invites quiet contemplation by the viewer. A gifted artist with the skills of a fine craftsman, Peter de Swart’s approach is deeply thoughtful. His work is the result of profound intellectual and spiritual curiosity, and he constantly explores new creative ideas, transforming ordinary mediums into unique fine art.
The architectural element of this artwork is particularly appropriate for honoring Roger Peacock who worked as contractor with Ewan Mcdonald, to beautifully restore the derelict historic buildings that now comprise the home of Bolinas Museum. Peacock recently retired after years on the museum’s Board of Directors.
Peter de Swart has lived in coastal Marin county for 40 years. He grew up in Holland as the fourth generation in a family of accomplished artists. His uncle was the famous Los Angeles sculptor Jan de Swart, who became his mentor when he moved to California to study philosophy. De Swart creates his art for personal exploration and rarely exhibits. But the Bolinas Museum exhibition Eye of the Beholder: The Sculptural Work of Peter De Swart is still remembered by those who beheld it.