DIMENSIONS 2015 – Meet the Artists: Theo Burtick

Mark your calendars – DIMENSIONS 2015 takes place September 10-13th at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts.  25 local sculptors will be participating including . . .

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Theo’s first encounter with visual art was in Elementary School in his native Romania. He learned sculpting in clay by producing bas-reliefs and figure sculpture then producing plaster mould and plaster. In Ottawa since 1971 he studied Civil Engineering at Carleton University and obtained employment as Civil then Mechanical Draftsman in local High Tech industry. Since his retirement in 2003, Theo became nostalgic about visual arts during his extensive visits in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Studio Tours which made him look at sculpting in expressing his artistic creativity.

In January 2008 he began soapstone carving. Sculpting with John Sadler, mould making with David Clendining at Ottawa School of Art and ice carving at Winterlude. During the summer he enrolled at Haliburton School of The Arts in stone carving with Doug Stephens and concrete sculpture with Steve Hudak. In 2009 he went to Vermont to learn the technique of sculpting in marble with Bill Nutt. In July 2009 Theo participated in Stone Symposium a.k.a. “carving camp.

Artist Statement
From early childhood I found comfort in creating my own toys for my own playground. Sculpture is my natural choice for expressing the effect of nature, people, things upon me. I’m a visual artist working in traditional mediums of stone and metal to create work that physically engages the viewer and provokes thought.

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