Silver Maple

More Works By Dale Dunning Powder Coated Aluminum 2019
44 × 36 × 12 in 111.76 × 91.44 × 30.48 cm

About Silver Maple

A classic Canadian symbol—the maple leaf appears in stunning detail in this unique new work by sculptor Dale Dunning. He creates inspired metal sculptures using the image of the human head as a metaphor for our collective experience. Forged from powder-coated aluminum, the profile of a human face seems to emerge from the wall.

“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.