Roots and Ashes

More Works By Rod Mireau Stained Ash and Walnut 2023
48 × 48 × 3 in 121.92 × 121.92 × 7.62 cm

About Roots and Ashes

This stunning contemporary wall sculpture is by Rod Mireau. Using both traditional and modern woodworking techniques the Peterborough based artist has created a tondo of stained ash and walnut that resembles a tableau of highly polished roots. Rendered in rich brown and black—the earthy colours mimic nature’s palette.

Mireau grew up in farm country—the Saskatchewan prairie. Early images of wheat fields, broken machinery and wooden farm buildings have inspired the form and themes of his own sculptural work.

(I create) “forms on the edge of recognition, forms that conjure a space between fact and fiction, past and present.” Rod Mireau

Born in Saskatchewan (1971) Mireau studied sculpture at Ontario College of Art and Design (1993 – 1997). He has exhibited in New York and across Ontario with a 2018 solo exhibition at The Art Gallery of Peterborough. Mireau received an Ontario Arts Grant in 2006 and the Award of Excellence at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2008. He creates commissioned work for both public and commercial spaces. Mireau’s work is held in private and corporate collections in Canada, the USA, Germany and the United Arab Emirates.