When Blaise McGettigan says his work is inspired by nature, it may sound clichéd. His interpretation is certainly not. His “Giraffe,” a 7-foot galloping form is dynamic experience from every angle. Balanced on one foot, the legs, neck and tail all flow in quirky, but elegant motion.
His goal is to create sculptures that evoke mood through motion. “The impact is different for everybody,” he says. An astute observation skills and technical expertise give his work a unique presence that demands reaction.
McGettigan studied illustration at Pratt Institute and sculpture New York Academy of Art. He was a contributor on several life-size figures in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
Looking forward, he is thinking big, as in monuments or large public art commissions.