Les Powers' inspiration to create sculptures started with his love of nature and its natural forms, which he creates by using combinations of materials and textures. As Les has had more opportunities to explore the world around him, he adds maturity, complexity, refinement, and depth. Each new sculpture is an extension of Les and his interpretation of the world. Les does not try and duplicate nature, but interpret how he sees its beauty and magnificence through his sculptures.
Les Powers started his interest in wood carvings at the early age of eight and continued onto college, studying Architecture, Design and Art. After college he continued his love of working with wood and started building furniture, also known as functional art. After creating wooden furniture for many years, he was inspired by the beauty of nature and starting creating sculptures with more of a free-form expression, creating three-dimensional art pieces and sculptures.
Les cuts, carves, grinds and sands in many different mediums to obtain the desired results in his sculptures. His diverse creations include furniture, wall hanging sculptures, table top art pieces and free standing sculptures. Les Powers' sculptures are created with woods from around the world; stone, both local and exotic, as far away as Madagascar; and poured resins to create sculptures that are rich in color, texture and movement.
Each artistic piece of furniture and sculpture is a distinctive one-of-a-kind work of art, never to be duplicated or reproduced, making his sculptures or furniture unique to each owner. And each of Les Powers' sculptures are signed, dated and titled to add to the sculptures' value.
Les has created many sculptures commissioned by individual buyers for a special spot in their homes or offices. Collaborating with the buyer, Les is able to use his artistic talent to create what the buyer envisions.
Les creates his sculpture from his studio in Salt Lake City and does not have a gallery at that location but is represented by several galleries that are listed below. If you are in the area, please stop by and experience his sculptures up close and personal.
Les Powers currently has sculpture on display at: