Midori Koi AP

More Works By Dale Dunning Bronze 2014
28 × 18 × 9 in 71.12 × 45.72 × 22.86 cm

About Midori Koi AP

The exquisite detail of antique hand-carved wood has been re-imagined as a mask in this intriguing sculpture by Dale Dunning. The Canadian artist often re-purposes found objects—this mask was formed from pieces used to decorate furniture, assembled, molds created and then using a wax process, he constructed the bronze head-shaped form. Dunning’s inspired metal sculptures use the image of the human head as a metaphor for our collective experience.

“The thing I like about the head is it sort of encompasses what we are. We live in our heads…I use the head as a container to suggest what’s percolating underneath.”
Dale Dunning

He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. While earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Mt. Alison University, Dunning studied under Lawren P. Harris (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 including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, McIntosh Gallery at Western University, Carleton University Art Collection, and the National Library of Canada.