About Jeffrey Filo Sculpture

My metal sculpture is inspired by the natural world and our connection to it: patterns and variations of the plants, stone, sunlight, and water. Starting from a general sketch, I let the piece evolve organically as I work. Patterns in tension emerge as I incorporate smaller bits of material into the large piece, rather than being designed in from the start. Pieces offer divergent flows that engage you as you decide which path to take through the piece.


My garden sculpture pieces interact with the wind and the rain. I encourage people to move elements of the pieces and become part of a dynamic an ongoing creative process.


I am an active member of the Oak Park Art League.

current work


Wall Sculpture

Garden Sculpture

Custom Trellices

process

I enjoy metalworking with handheld tools which both imbues natural variation and gives me a  strong direct physical and emotional engagement with the piece.


studio

I work in small 200 sq.ft. studio in the basement of my 1916 Craftsman house in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historical District in Oak Park, Illinois.

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process

I enjoy metalworking with handheld tools which both imbues natural variation and gives me a  strong direct physical and emotional engagement with the piece.


studio

I work in small 200 sq.ft. studio in the basement of my 1916 Craftsman house in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historical District in Oak Park, Illinois.


VISION

A joyful exploration of pattern and variation, texture, positive and negate space,  and flow through my pieces to create enduring visual interest.


EXPERIENCE

About 10 years ago, I started making pieces for my family and friends. Metalworking has become a larger part of my life recently and so has making my work available to a broader audience.