More Works By Dale Dunning Metal 2022
108 × 48 × 42 in 274.32 × 121.92 × 106.68 cm

About Sparkler

In this dynamic sculpture, Dale Dunning has captured the energy of a child’s hand-held firework—a sparkler by weaving barbed wire mesh into a human head. Dunning’s heads are ‘generic, non-specific, genderless, egg-like in form and intention.”

“I look on them as a mirror that reflects back the observer’s experience in new combinations and associations. The works are open-ended with no didactic intent other than to see new possibilities. “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.