Underpinning ed.1/2

More Works By P. Roch Smith Bronze and Wood 2024
4.75 × 1.25 × 21 in 12.07 × 3.18 × 53.34 cm

About Underpinning ed.1/2

Roch Smith’s engaging and creative contemporary sculptures have been exhibited and collected in both Canada and the U.S. The Canadian sculptor is known for his fascination with scale and his new works continue that exploration. The tabletop bronze sculpture Underpinning features a casually dressed male standing on a wooden base, his arms outstretched to assist in balancing the long house-shaped form that rests on his back. Edition one of two.

“At the outset, I found there was something very stoic about the figure just silently acting to prop up the form. It fits into my larger narrative about the honour of doing work and of being of service in some way.” 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.