Cheryl Wilson-Smith’s striking wall sculptures are inspired by the remote rugged wilderness that surrounds her home in Northern Ontario. This is one of a series of finely layered glass frit (special ground glass) pieces. The colour and textures of yellow and dark gray resemble the beautiful ancient rocky outcrops of a boreal forest.
“The layers of my work represent many things but one of them is the accumulation of memories that are passed down.” 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.