October 1-28, 2015
Life Size Wood Sculptures
by Gerry Phelan
A self-taught commissioned artist of animals and people, who was born and raised in Rockland County. Gerry Phelan is known as "The Animal Man" because of the sculptures of endangered animals that he creates.
The habits of each animal are carefully studied and researched before each sculpture is begun. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. There is a storybook and whimsical quality to the personality of these sculptures, projecting affection and warmth.
Gerry Phelan uses native and exotic woods such as American black walnut, cherry, maple, red and white cedar and mahogany. Many of his works are in permanent collections in museums and public and private institutions.