A native of Mohawk River Valley in upstate New York, John Matusz was born in the late 1940’s. A child of the postwar baby boom. His childhood knack for drawing combined with high school visits to the Munson Williams Proctor Institute (a fine arts center in Utica, New York) shaped his early artistic interest.
Matusz’ focus progressed from drawing to painting to sculpture. He underwent formal welding training in 1969 in Schenectady, New York, which accelerated his sculptural development and is now the main focus of his attention. He currently lives and works in Northern Vermont.
Three Sisters is composed of a stainless steel stem and three solid granite spheres. I cut and welded the stainless steel myself, and had the granite carved and machined in Barre, Vermont. Then, I did the final assembly and polishing at my studio in Waitsfield—no easy feat considering this massive sculpture weighs one full ton.