In this dynamic wall sculpture by Cheryl Wilson-Smith fine layers of glass frit squares (ground glass) in indigo blue are stacked to create a diamond-shape. 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. This is one in a series of three.
“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.