stylized forms are organic yet architectural. Roper has challenged his
creativity by refusing to lapse into a mundane style. With each twist
and turn of material, Roper creates an emotion in steel which is predetermined
, precise and aesthetically pleasing to view.
watching Roper develop a sculptural design, visitors to the studio or
clients observing their commissioning process are amazed by the armatures,
tiny "networks" Roper creates in steel, giving form and strength
to each design. Each rod just 1-5 inches in length, & 1/8th inch in
diameter is welded in a pattern that becomes the internal structure for
a new Roper composition. Never again to be seen, as the sculpture materializes,
these networks are intriguing, technically challenging and strikingly
organized. Just as the completed sculpture itself.
Roper sculpture is poetry in three dimensional geometry. Swirling spirals,
curving arcs and undulating geometric shapes create life and movement
in bronze, stainless steel, black iron, & cor-ten steel. His technical
prowess is evident in the flawless execution of his welding and forging
abilities. Refinement and resolution give the sculpture a presence and
permanence that result in Roper's attainment of sculptural beauty.
Roper uses bronze, stainless steel and black iron with copper rods as
materials for his creations. Much of his work demonstrates a mastery of
physics as the weight of the sculpture rests on a single element of design.
Almost defying gravity.