Memory Houses

More Works By P. Roch Smith Bronze 2020
67 × 17 × 17 in 170.18 × 43.18 × 43.18 cm

About Memory Houses

Roch Smith is known for his fun and thoughtful sculptures. His creative use of scale and form—small figures that take on big tasks is evident in this bronze piece. A man, dressed in a hoodie stands, shoulders bent under the weight of several houses (classically patinated) stacked one on top of the other. Does this imply that life burdens are often bigger than us?

“As a maker of objects, I think a lot about the artifacts and memories we acquire and carry. As we move through our lives we are in a continuing cycle of acquiring, discarding, modifying and mythologizing.” 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.