Delicate layers of white and slate gray recycled glass are stacked to resemble a polar iceberg in this stunning sculpture by Cheryl Wilson-Smith. This substantial piece sits on a chunky rectangle of translucent glass that glows like ice. Wilson-Smith lives in a remote part of northern Ontario ‘where the highway ends’ surrounded by ancient rock and the boreal forest. Her work reflects her abiding love of and respect for the natural world.
“Glass allows me to express myself as a sculptor...the layers I can create with it..the fragility but also the strength.” Cheryl Wilson-Smith
She was the 2014 winner of the RBC Award for Glass through the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Wilson-Smith has received nine grants from the Ontario Arts Council and one from the Canada Council. Commissions include the Red Lake District Heritage Centre, Margaret Cochenor Memorial Hospital Donor wall. Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada, in the UK and the US.