Working in stainless steel, fused glass, granite and high-end polymers, Risser enjoys creating abstract and whimsical forms. He works in a studio in Waxhaw NC just south of Charlotte. He has become one of City Art’s most popular artist.
As the president of a Charlotte based specialized packaging company, US Bottlers Machinery Company, his venture into the artistic world of sculpture was originally a method of escape and relaxation from the pressure filled business grind. Today it has evolved into a larger part of his life and led into rewarding diversification and discovery.
“I handle projects as small as a switch plate to as large as corporate commissions... My passion for my work is growing and I am evolving into more abstract sculpture on a larger scale. Combining glass and metal is also becoming a very exciting style for me these past few months.” Often the trained engineer works through logistical and design problems to create work made of the by-products (and goofs) of his industrial business practice.