John Petrey Sculptor

© 2023 Petrey Studios
Chattanooga TN 37412

Since 1981, I've been creating art that stirs the emotions

of the viewer. As I've grown as an artist, my work

has become more of an expression of my soul.


Images in nature, art, and new technology all influence me.

I'm especially intrigued by the moments in life that catch my eye,

random ideas that erupt in my mind, and words people say

that just hang in the air.


I'm constantly re-formulating the process of my creative thinking.

I'll observe something that strikes a chord with me,

tuck it away in my mind, and later it becomes an inspiration to me.

As a result, my art can be lighthearted and whimsical or deeply symbolic.


Imagination is the most powerful tool humans possess.