Copper burnished in fire, solid brass, piano wires, nylon, aluminum blasted with glass beads and stones—these are the elements used to create Alice Vander Vennen’s elegant new sculpture, Dance. For the past ten years Vander Vennen has enjoyed working with mixed media assemblage, carefully arranged in shadow boxes. Now, the Canadian artist has re-imagined those pieces in this series of beautiful sculptures.
“….my contemporary compositions invite connection with ancient wisdom and emergent stories through engagement with the natural world. This work pushes that form into the sculptural realm, exploring new possibilities of shadow and light, and invites a deeper dialogue with place.” Alice Vander Vennen
She trained as a sculptor at Calvin College, USA, and at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Alice Vander Vennen’s work is in public, private and corporate collections both here and abroad.