Gary Lee Price is an internationally acclaimed sculptor. In this intriguing conversation Coz and Gary discuss fasting for forty days, the fascinating world of sculpting, creating the statue of responsibility, meeting Victor Frankl’s wife and the upcoming book, “Divine Turbulence, Turning Tragedy Into Triumph.”
Literally thousands of Gary Lee Price sculptures are in public and private collections throughout the world. This includes his 12-foot angel “Messenger” monument in Iceland honoring over 400 early immigrants to the U.S. Gary completed the sculpture “Communion”, a 15-foot high monument of grasping hands for the United Methodist Church of Brentwood, Tennessee. The hand theme has been an important aspect of his work as reflected in such pieces as “Synergy”, “Helping Hand”, “Ascent” and “Circle of Peace”. Uplifting others, helping others and joining hands with others in brotherhood and sisterhood are essential parts of the life and work of Gary Lee Price.
Gary has been commissioned to create the 300-foot Statue of Responsibility, Viktor Frankl’s vision from his book “Mans Search for Meaning”. The Monument will be the bookend to the Statue of Liberty and will be built on the west coast. This Monument and Movement is currently under way. The organizations is in the process of procuring land now.
“My passion for art and my belief that art empowers and lifts the human spirit has only grown stronger throughout my life. I have been blessed with many generous and selfless mentors, and my dream is to pass those gifts on to others”. To this end Gary often teaches workshops to individuals, groups and corporations on the aspects of creation and manifestation.
Gary, a 1981 Fine Arts graduate of the University of Utah, believes in ‘perpetual student-hood’. He finds travel and research an important part of his life. He has lived two years in German, as well as six months in Israel, Gary also spent one month touring the jungles and ruins of Mexico and Guatemala. Gary has researched in eleven different European countries including one full month in Egypt. In 1991 Gary was elected a member of the National Sculpture Society. He has recently been elected by his peers as a Fellow of this prestigious organization.
His works are included in public and private collections throughout the world including the Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana, American Community Schools, Surry, England, Westside Preparatory School, Chicago, Helen De Vos-Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dallas Arboretum, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, Dallas, the Gladny Center, Ft. Worth, Galleria Paseo Mall, Puerto Rico, Bluegrass Airport, Lexington, Kentucky, Neverland Ranch, Los Olivios, California, Indianapolis Children’s Museum, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Conference Center, Museum of Church History and Art, Salt Lake County permanent art collection, Salt Lake City, Utah, the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah and many cities, libraries and other public facilities.
The sculptures of Gary Lee Price are displayed with a select group of 15 galleries throughout the United States. “I hope I can assist the world in visualizing a place where fences and boundaries, both real and imagined, are nonexistent. A place where bias and prejudice are long forgotten. And finally, a place where acts of kindness, mutual respect and love are everyday happenings”.
Gary resides in Buckeye, Arizona with his beautiful wife, Leesa Clark Price. Together they have 9 children and 15 very energetic grandchildren.
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