Dream Walker

More Works By P. Roch Smith Bronze 2021
22 × 10 × 8 in 55.88 × 25.4 × 20.32 cm

About Dream Walker

The evocative image of tree branches laying on the ground caught the imagination of sculptor Roch Smith. The Toronto artist re-envisioned the natural form as arms and limbs in a playful series of sculptures called The Treemen. Dreamwalker is rendered in bronze, a man in a suit walks towards the viewer—his arms and legs replaced by twigs.

“I simply like the idea of stretching out beyond one’s body limitations with these really absurdly long arms and legs – that you could really give someone a huge boost or a really enveloping embrace. I love summer but it is in the winter when I am constantly looking at all the trees devoid of leaves and seeing their potential.” Roch Smith

He received a BFA (Honours Sculpture) from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECIAD - 1997) and an MFA from York University (2003). A teacher as well as an artist, he has taught classes at the University of Waterloo, ECIAD and York University. He currently manages and operates the bronze and aluminum foundry at York University. Roch Smith has exhibited throughout Canada and in the US. His work is included in private, corporate and museum collections.