“Letting Go” is located near the corner of Main Street and 7th Street adjacent to Gumbo’s.
Artist: Peter Mangan
Dimensions: 8’9″H x 2’W x 2’D
Materials: Steel and Fused Glass with Copper Inclusions
An intersecting silhouette of a human figure has circular discs sprouting from atop its head. This could signify an epiphany or sudden idea being born.
“Living and working in Texas affects the artwork I create. The people, nature, and landscape are unique and filter into what I produce.
Creating artwork enables me to use planning and intuition to make sculptures that communicate to others. The struggle with ideas, materials, and tools is a challenge. It is rewarding to bring something original into the world and see how people respond.
Metals and glass are my primary media. The solid metal is an interesting contrast to the transparent glass. Old and new techniques are used, from laser-jet metal cutting to medieval glass painting methods.
I have been a self-employed artist for 33 years. My artwork has been shown and collected in the U.S.A., Europe, and Japan.” Peter Mangan
This piece is on loan to the City of Georgetown from the artist with support from the Georgetown Arts & Culture Board, and will be on exhibit through November 2021. To view this piece on the online Sculpture Tour map, please click here.