A serene face emerges from a tangle of glittering, steel rods. Inspired by 19th century art and literature, Ottawa sculptor Dale Dunning’s work often reflects a romantic sensibility. The mask is suspended at the centre of a perfect ring mounted on a pole, both made from powder coated steel. This work is unique, 1/1. The title of the sculpture, ‘Waves’ refers to the infinite possibilities described in quantum physics. The artist offers the idea that the artwork has many possible interpretations from which we select one based on our own beliefs and experiences. Dunning sees his pieces as “objects of reflection and contemplation.”
He 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 (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.