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2000–2009


FROM CRYPTIC AND MYTHIC TO SIGNPOSTS AND STREAMS

At the beginning of the millennium, CONTINUA 2 was presented at the Canadian Sculpture Centre bringing together work from several series that had been impacting on and influencing each other for many years - each expanding as they all advanced.

New work then accelerated, on all fronts, for the full gallery survey exhibition, TRANSITIONS, at the Art Gallery of Northumberland in 2003/4; focusing on Lodges, Towers, Torso Shells, and Portal/Pathway works. This was the largest exhibition to date and with the longest duration at two months.

Work in fired clay became more dominant as the decade progressed. Smaller terracotta figurative fragments, as components in constructions, expanded to much larger work in stronger white clay firings in 2007; these were to dominate production for the next few years.

The stream motif re-emerged in early Beacon works and new Column Gazers in 2005 where, previously, it had been contained in paintings and medallic works. Medals had been proliferating since 2002 with themes and motifs aligned to mythic 2D works of the 70s. They were shown, internationally, in Paris, Lisbon, Finland, Colorado, and in Ottawa. There is now a large series of Serpent Path and Chthonic Passage medals.

Column Gazer #3 was installed at the Varley Gallery in Markham as a focus piece for a lengthy duration in 2007; it and the other new Column Gazers were soon re-labeled as the first of the Podflow works.

Left: TORSO SHELL 5
2000
fiberglass & steel reinforced alumina cement
50 cm high

Right: TORSO SHELL 9
2000
fiberglass & steel reinforced alumina cement
53 cm high

 

TORSO SHELL 7
2000
fiberglass & steel reinforced alumina cement
53 cm high


 

TORSO SHELL 8
2000
fiberglass & steel reinforced alumina cement
80 cm high
                 


 

 

GUARDIAN OF THE PORTAL PASSAGE 3
2000
bronze, limestone, steel, wood
239 x 88 x 27 cm

 

 

 

 

GUARDIAN OF THE PORTAL PASSAGE 4
2000
bronze, claystone, limestone, steel, wood, resin colour
205 x 59 x 37 cm

 

 

left: GAZER GUARDIAN 1
2000
bronze, claystone, limestone, wood, resin colour
205 x 19 x 35 cm

right: PORTAL PROTECTOR 7
2000
bronze, steel, cement, plastic, resin colour
196 x 25 x 29 cm

 

 

COLUMN GAZERS 1 & 2
2000
gypsum cement, wood, fiber, resin colour
201 cm high

 

 

 

SPLIT GAZER 18
2000
bronze, claystone, steel, mahogany, resin colour
51 cm high

 

SPLIT GAZER 17
2000
bronze, claystone, steel, mahogany, resin colour
61 cm high

 

LUNAR LODGE 6
2003
alumina cement, steel, resin color
182 x 85 x 61 cm

 

 

 

LUNAR LODGE 7
2003
alumina cement, steel, resin colour
207 x 61 x 61 cm

 

 

 

left: LUNAR ROTATION 5
2003
smoke-fired terracotta, steel, oil colour
81 x 39 x 16 cm

right: LUNAR ROTATION 3
2003
smoke-fired terracotta, steel, oil colour
75.5 x 27 x 14 cm

 

 

CONFRONTATION ON THE PORTAL PATH 2
2001
alumina cement, stone, steel, wood, resin colour
275 x 122 x 112 cm

 

 

PATHWAY OF ABATEMENT
2003
alumina cement, steel, wood, resin colour
254 x 175 x 69 cm

 

 

TRANSITION CONFIGURATION 2
2003
alumina cement, oak, stone, steel, gravel, resin colour
199 x 115 x 63 cm

 

TRANSITION CONFIGURATION 3
2003
smoke-fired terracotta, steel, brass, oak, lacquer
188,5 x 45 x 30 cm

 

 

left: ANIMYTHIC PORTAL 1
2003
bronze, steel, wood, plexiglass, encaustic colour, lacquer
63 x 55.5 x 16.5 cm

right: ANIMYTHIC PORTAL 2
2003
bronze, steel, wood, plexiglass, encaustic colour, lacquer
65 x 55.5 x 16.5 cm

 

 

POD GAZER-CHRISTINE
2005
resin/graphite-surfaced gypsum cement, steel
198 x 51 x 36 cm

 

 

left: COLUMN GAZER 3 / PODFLOW 2-GAYE 1
2007
resin/graphite-surfaced gypsum cement & wood
196 x 38 x 31 cm

right: COLUMN GAZER 2 / PODFLOW 1-CARRIE LYNN
2005
resin/graphite-surfaced gypsum cement & wood
201 x 38 x 31 cm

 

 

 

TOWER OF THE TREASURE
2005
bronze, gypsum cement, steel, wood, fiber, resin colour
250 x 36 x 36 cm

 

BEACON OF THE STREAM PASSAGE
2007
bronze, stone, wood, steel
203 x 48.5 x 34.5 cm

 

 

 

left: GAZER INTEGRATION 3
2007
bronze, sandstone
92 x 32 x 17 cm

right: LUNAR LODGE 8
2008
bronze, sandstone
64 x 37 x 16 cm

 

 

SEER LODGE 4 AND THE PORTAL MISTRESS SINGS,
2008
bronze, steel, cherry wood
219 x 132 x 86 cm

 

 

left: PODFLOW 3-JESSE
2009
resin/graphite-surfaced gypsum cement & wood
196 x 38 x 30.5 cm

right: PODFLOW 4-ANGELA
2009
resin/graphite-surfaced gypsum cement & wood
193 X 33 X 33 cm

 

 

LUNAR LODGE 9
2009
bronze, steel, oak wood
221 x 109 x 49 cm

 

 

FUSION FIGURE-GAYE
2009
fired clay-graphite/resin finish, poplar wood
180 x 26.5 x 26.5 cm

 

 

TRANSITION CONFIGURATION 4
2009
bronze, locust wood
191 x 38 x 64 cm

 

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