Full Fathom Five Dale Dunning

72 × 25 × 18 inches
182.88 × 63.5 × 45.72 cm

A human figure emerges from a scaffold of waving seaweed and entangled fish in this intriguing bronze sculpture by Ottawa’s Dale Dunning. This sculpture is named after a popular phrase originating from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” The phrase, sung by the spirit Ariel, refers to the shipwreck and drowning of Ferdinand’s father in water 5 fathoms deep. Dunning sees his pieces as “objects of reflection and contemplation.” Dale Dunning holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. While earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mt. Allison University, NB, he studied under Lawren P. Harris (the son of Group of Seven member Lawren S. Harris) and George Tiessen. Dunning has exhibited across Canada and his work is held in private, corporate and public collections.

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