Jewelry & Miscellaneous Works from my 2006 museum exhibit
All images © Peter Chiappori 2011-22
As you can see I love everything ancient Egyptian. Artistically it was a natural place to start. I love realism because it's brutally honest. It connects us with the past, fascinates us & moves us forward. I've had several exhibits at the Kenosha Public Museum in their treasures gallery & teach there part time. If you really want to understand my philosophy, personal training and ideas you can click on the button for my artist's statement: If you don't care much about my philosophy you can see some links about my exhibits via some news clips & here. I was also a finalist for a sculpture centerpiece in California and continue to humbly accumulate accolades from various groups as the years go by.
Sculpture, Fine Art & Illustration
Robes of an Egyptian Priest
I fabricated this from a REAL antique Amur leopard hide.
The lining has a silk screened pattern of gold stars. The gilt
head is carved from a single piece of fir with enamled inlays.
The claws are carved from bone & are individually
stitched in place. These robes are worn over the shoulder &
can be seen in all manner of ritual use throughout
pharaonic times. This example is virtually unique today.
Ancient Egypt is more than a passion. I've spent a lifetime of serious study of the culture.
So, if you would ask...
How Involved Am I With Ancient Egypt??... Some Egyptologist Friends... While WORKING at KV-10
More Carvings in Wood from my Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit
Below is a 4-meter (14') papyrus scroll I created of the Book of the Dead. It is called the Am-Duat in Egyptian meaning "What is in the Underworld." This version has only 8 of the 183 known chapters. The text & vignettes come from the Ani papyrus but with grammatic corrections. It took months for me to make this using traditional pigments & reed pens. It certainly gives one an idea of how lenghty a process it was for ancient Egyptians in this life to get into the next!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries you may have about architecture or art services.
I can always be reached at:
Salem, WI 53168
Phone: (262) 843-8877
Alt: (262) 909-1737
Email is at the bottom of each page!
PLACES TO SEE MY ARTWORK:
* Some of my sculptures were made on the grounds of Bosman Monuments in Kenosha, WI. They are excellent craftsmen of granite memorials. Click on their name to visit their website.
* Children's Museum of Indianapolis - On Permanent Display 3000 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 317-334-4000
Links to more sculpture & art websites will follow. So check back soon!
My space at Bosman Monuments... lots of stone chips & room to carve. My canopy (in the background) was blown over in a wind storm but luckily no damage to any sculpture!