Peter Syndicas

Peter Syndicas

  • Biography


    "Natural Selection" Exhibition
    Opening16th March 2023 Grainger Gallery

    It was in 1997 while on a camping trip in Licola Victoria that Peter hunted down a twig to hold his marshmallows over the campfire. He whittled away on a small branch until he was left with the perfect twig that could hold two marshmallows over the fire at once. It wasn’t until he’d finished all his treats that he noticed an abstract human form in the twig he was holding. At that very moment, he says it was as if his eyes had discovered nature for the first time.

    Peter’s chance discovery of that unassuming twig with an abstract human shape began his ongoing study of the figurative form as observed in organic fractals. Twigs – fragile, precious, shaped by the elements. Delicately carved, the revealed forms have been translated on a magnified scale and immortalised in bronze, steel and stone – a stark contrast to their fragile nature.

    Syndicas has had no institutional training as a sculptor. He innovated his techniques mainly through trial and error and an ambition to recreate these forms of his on a grander scale. Over the years he has become quite proficient in a wide variety of mediums and has a special passion for working in stone. In particular he has focussed specifically on working in varieties of Australian marbles, granites and stromatolites.

    Syndicas continues to explore his fascination of fractals in nature and takes great pleasure in the fact that he has an infinite source of inspiration surrounding him.

Showing 1–12 of 14 artworks

Peter Syndicas

Cowell Lime (Quad based Sculpture)
Cowell Marble $500.00

Peter Syndicas

Life Form #3 (Quad based Sculpture)
20 x 19 x 10 cm Fossilised Stromatolite, dates from a period of over 560 million years ago. $3,800.00

Peter Syndicas

Life Form #2 (Quad based Sculpture)
Fossilised Stromatolite, dates from a period of over 560 million years ago. Sold

Peter Syndicas

Life Form #1 (Quad based Sculpture)
20 x 24 cm Fossilised Stromatolite, dates from a period of over 560 million years ago. $7,000.00

Peter Syndicas

Small Step
12 x 15 cm Bronze $900.00

Peter Syndicas

Lone Ranges twig origin: Flinders Ranges, SA
135 x 43 x 27 cm woven and welded mild steel $3,800.00

Peter Syndicas

High Life twig origin: Kangaroo Island, SA
85 x 75 x 14 cm Bronze on Granite Base $5,000.00

Peter Syndicas

Perseverance. Twig Origin: Kangaroo Island, SA
95 x 40 cm Bronze on Bronze Base $5,000.00

Peter Syndicas

Free Spirit twig origin: Kangaroo Island, SA
98 x 30 x 14 cm Bronze on Bronze Base $5,000.00

Peter Syndicas

Matador
22 x 30 x 12 cm Bronze on Granite Base $3,500.00

Peter Syndicas

Fairfield. Twig Origin Fairfield, VIC
98 x 73 x 6 cm Bronze on Granite Base $6,000.00

Peter Syndicas

Native Elder (Quad based Sculpture)
37 x 25 cm Fossilised Stromatolite, dates from a period of over 560 million years ago. Sold