Canadiana: Snowshoes P. Roch Smith
- Steel and Bronze
- 69.5 × 66 × 8 inches
176.5 × 167.6 × 20.3 cm
A bronze cast figurine of a man in snowshoes at one end of a red steel plank pulls on a bronze rope that is attached to the other end of the plank. The whole is balanced on a black steel upright pipe. Play and playfulness are at the heart of this work that asks viewers to complete the open ended narrative. Smith received a BFA (Honours Sculpture) from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECIAD - 1997) and an MFA from York University (2003). A teacher as well as an artist, he has taught classes at the University of Waterloo, ECIAD and York University. He currently manages and operates the bronze and aluminum foundry at York University. Smith has exhibited throughout Canada and in the US and his work is included in private, corporate and museum collections in British Columbia, Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.