Peter Busby’s Monumental Vessels in Torrington

Art: ‘Five Points Gallery Group Show’
“Amphorae” by Peter Busby at Five Points Gallery Photo by Emily Gates

Works on a large, even monumental, scale are nothing new for Cornwall’s Peter Busby. The sculptor is perhaps best known for his super-sized works in steel: horses, trout, a great blue heron. A photo on Busby’s website shows the artist in his studio, a welding torch in hand, while two of his gargantuan creations loom overhead. In that case, a pair of long horn cattle. The works in his show, “Amphorae,” which has just opened at Five Points Galley in Torrington, represent a different consideration of the monumental.

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