114 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603
Rick Summons creates fascinating naturalistic, surrealistic, and abstract works of art, using a variety of materials - bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, laser-cut steel, gypsum cements, stoneware, porcelain, bonded metals and stone. His concentration has been on Eastern Northern American wildlife. Richard’s ability to work in varied scales on materials has garnered him numerous commissioned works for individuals and organizations. "When I become inspired to playfully develop a new composition of figures and elements, I actively retreat to a personal realm, a protected glade of emotions. Here brooding forms are manipulated, added, discarded, unexpected. No intentional statement is desired, but a personal acceptance of the obvious and the ironic. By animating the varied subjects I’ve selected, I search for a blending of naturalistic and surrealistic scenarios. I continually explore and am intrigued by the convergence and intersection of two worlds or moments in time. My bases are evolving as singular points of physical stability and allow viewers to visually create their own sense of boundary to the elements presented."