Tine Surfer

More Works By P. Roch Smith Bronze and Wood 2024
3.5 × 2.5 × 11 in 8.89 × 6.35 × 27.94 cm

About Tine Surfer

This playful tabletop sculpture is one of a new series created by Roch Smith, a Canadian artist known for his imaginative artwork. A male figure, dressed as a surfer in board shorts stands on a surfboard that is riding the ‘wave’ of an upside-down fork. The sculpture is cast in bronze and mounted on a wooden base. The figure is intentionally small relative to the full size of the utensil as the artist is exploring the idea of scale.

“Perhaps (this is) just a way of thinking about the shapes of utensils in different ways. Fun.” Roch Smith

Roch Smith 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.