Soritical Loop

More Works By Dale Dunning Steel Machine Screws 2015
27 × 18 × 12 in 68.58 × 45.72 × 30.48 cm

About Soritical Loop

It is a striking piece. Canadian artist Dale Dunning is known for his intriguing sculptural metal ‘masks’ that use the image of a human head as a metaphor for our collective experience. This wall-mounted sculpture is made from a continuous ribbon of steel machine screws edged in bronze. Dunning has named this piece after a paradox called Sorites (which derives from the Greek word for heap). According to the Sorites paradox, if a heap is reduced by a single grain at a time, when does it cease to be a heap?
One of a kind, not editioned.

“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. Allison 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.