The Adirondack mountains near his boy-
hood home were inspiration to Gary Burke's
early artistic endeavors. Sculpting with clay
derived from a nearby swamp or wood cut
from the family farm woodland, he created
his first subjects of the native frogs,
pheasants and bears.
At Pratt Institute he studied sculpture un-
der the guidance of William Fogler and
Opening Burke Studio in 1985 , he con-
ceived the first of his current series of light-
weight stone art panels. His art is featured
at various resort hotels including the Luxor,
Caesar"s Palace and the Tajmahal. A re-
cent commission for the Hale Koa Hotel ,
Honolulu, depicts native flora and fauna of
the hawaian islands.
From his studio at Black Canyon City,
Arizona, he creates art panels for private
homes in the Scottsdale area.
Artist"s quote: "Creating these stone art
panels involve my favorite interests :
sculpture, geology and back-country hiking.
I feel fortunate!
Desert Mountain Bighorns
92" wide x 132" high (on right)