Right tool for the job

More Works By P. Roch Smith Bronze and Wood 2019
6.5 × 11.5 × 5.5 in 16.51 × 29.21 × 13.97 cm

About Right tool for the job

A heroic figure in bronze holds a hammer to his chest, standing on an oversized anvil moutned on a block of wood painted pink on the edges. This simple statue portrays a character that is satisfied that he has found the right tool for the job.

"Using toys as a foundation material is a natural fit that I have gravitated toward as a means of speaking to my concerns. Toys have always fascinated me – how they function and how their meanings can be ‘read’. For such simple objects toys inhabit a complex space..." - P. Roch Smith

Smith received a BFA (Honours Sculpture) from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1997 and an MFA from York University in 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. Smith has exhibited throughout Canada and in the US and his work is included in private, corporate and museum collections in British Columbia, Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.