Meet the artist who created the beautiful sculpture on our poster,
How long have you been creating? I have employed my skills as a research technologist to create wood art. The tools I fashion allow me to create unique sculpture which, for over twenty years, has been purchased internationally. Many pieces have been gifted by the Canadian Government to numerous heads-of-state including Queen Elizabeth and Emperor Akihito.
What inspires you to do what you do? Our human species has totally mistreated the natural environment. I love trees and have a passion for wood as an artistic medium. The inherent beauty in this wonderful material is a reminder to respect and protect the world around us.
Artist Statement As a sculptor, I like to think of my role as a collaboration with a greater artist, namely Mother Nature. In this collaboration, I try to combine the story that the wood has to tell, with my own artistic statement. I speak for the tree as well as myself and, in a sense, give a second life to the tree.