In the 1960’s, Canadian Otto Rogers was one of the first artists to create abstract sculptures out of welded steel and continued to do so during his long career. The elegant curves and the striking shape of this piece in steel and copper suggests musical movement and rhythm. Saskatchewan born Rogers (1935-2019) was recognized early in his career by the renowned British sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro who stated that Rogers' work, ‘had a kind of magic about it,’ and that it was ‘so original, unexpected. Absolutely his own.’ A devout follower of the Baha’i faith, Otto Rogers did not view art as simply a ‘decorative thing.’
“A composition is a set of relationships which are felt by the artist and if they are profoundly felt that composition will have a very powerful feeling. It will attract spirit.” Otto Rogers
He acquired his MA in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin and later taught art at the University of Saskatchewan for 29 years. Rogers also participated in the Emma Lake Workshops in BC which attracted some of North America’s finest artists. His work is held in private and more than 30 public collections including: the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.