More Works By P. Roch Smith Bronze 2024
46.5 × 12 × 11 in 118.11 × 30.48 × 27.94 cm

About Wanderer

Canadian sculptor Roch Smith returns to a favourite theme and form with this new imaginative ‘tree branch’ sculpture. Cast in bronze, the male figure (fit, shirt-free, wearing shorts) has exceedingly long arms and legs that look like twigs from a tree. Called ‘The Wanderer,’ the figure appears to be walking, captured in mid-stride. Smith’s earlier ‘tree branch’ series was designed for the indoors and smaller in scale.

“That work resulted from a dream when I was half asleep/half awake where I saw a series of figures that were growing out of the forest or as part of the forest. We term tree branches as limbs as well so there is such an easy transition to
think of these figures as an organic part of our surroundings.” 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.