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Pat Flynn Portrait

Pat Flynn

Erie, Pennsylvania 1954

Active in:

  • New Paltz, New York
  • High Falls, New York,

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Pat Flynn.

Luce Artist Quote

“. . . the last thing I wanted to do was make perfect polished things . . . I was drawn to slate, busted pieces of glass, saw blades and nails, bits of iron . . .” Artist quoted in “Pat Flynn: Making Things Right,” Metalsmith, Fall 1996

Luce Artist Biography

Pat Flynn’s career was shaped by his upbringing on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania, where he learned the value of hard work and the beauty of wood, metal, nails, and other common materials. He plans his pieces with the help of many sketches, but counts on inspiration to carry him through the process of creating his works. As he says, “if you think too much, things lose their spirit.”