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Known around SBS for his striking larger-than-life white, marble mask sculptures "Maschera Maschio" which you can find in the SBS Sydney atrium, artist Peter Schipperheyn is of Dutch heritage but has been a long-term resident of Italy.
Peter says he wants people to touch the masks.
"If my sculptures receive that touch of people there's something that goes on in the stone and they live then, otherwise they are just a dead object."
It's there he has produced a new work and is back in Australia to enter it into this year's Wynne Prize.
He talks to SBS Dutch Radio's Anneke Boudewijn about his Dutch heritage, what inspires him and the process of creating a sculpture.