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Peter Griz

Biography - Peter Griz

Michigan artist Peter Griz has had a creative impulse leading him down paths of inventing and obtaining patents for mechanical devices over the years. But, when he began fabricating and experimenting with metals his creative desire took its natural course in designing kinetic sculptures. His fascination with the possibility of designing a piece of art that could be energized solely by the wind producing such a tranquil effect became a passion. Inspirational ideas for his art work evolved from observing things as simplistic as his grandson’s “Delta Flyer” kite.



Peter is a self taught artist who retired from Ford Motor Company after 33 years. His experience in design and mechanical aspects enables him the knowledge to achieve precision and balance in the creation of his kinetics.



Designs are unique and hand hammered using dissimilar metals of copper and stainless steel, then fused together to generate sculptural symmetry. These elements coupled together create the wind induced motion of the captivating rhythm expressed in the vitality of his art. Peter continues to explore new techniques in working with the properties of metal to bring new ideas to life.



Included in a few of his commissioned works are sculptures at the Indiana Fremont Public Library, The Goddard School in Oxford, Michigan, a signature logo sculpture designed exclusively for

Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, Michigan and a “Veteran Star” sculpture that will stand at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Michigan designed to honor those who forever stand in defense of American Freedom.

Michigan artist Peter Griz has had a creative impulse leading him down paths of inventing and obtaining patents for mechanical devices over the years. But, when he began fabricating and experimenting with metals his creative desire took its natural course in designing kinetic sculptures. His fascination with the possibility of designing a piece of art that could be energized solely by the wind producing such a tranquil effect became a passion. Inspirational ideas for his art work evolved from observing things as simplistic as his grandson’s “Delta Flyer” kite.



Peter is a self taught artist who retired from Ford Motor Company after 33 years. His experience in design and mechanical aspects enables him the knowledge to achieve precision and balance in the creation of his kinetics.



Designs are unique and hand hammered using dissimilar metals of copper and stainless steel, then fused together to generate sculptural symmetry. These elements coupled together create the wind induced motion of the captivating rhythm expressed in the vitality of his art. Peter continues to explore new techniques in working with the properties of metal to bring new ideas to life.



Included in a few of his commissioned works are sculptures at the Indiana Fremont Public Library, The Goddard School in Oxford, Michigan, a signature logo sculpture designed exclusively for

Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, Michigan and a “Veteran Star” sculpture that will stand at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Michigan designed to honor those who forever stand in defense of American Freedom.