Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, John Petrey uses a wide variety of materials in his well-crafted, whimsical, and sometimes symbolic work.

For his Dress Series, Petrey uses Townsend Casting Resin for the torso forms. To achieve the rich green patinas on the copper torsos, he uses Traditional Green Patinas.

Dress Series: resin, wood, copper, mixed media. The piece on the left is 27″ high. The piece on the right is 58″ high.

Part of a Series of Five Dresses commissioned by The Baylor Womens’ Hospital, Fort Worth, TX

Mixed media, resin, & copper. 60″w x 44″h x 1’d

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