Steel, coated in a glossy candy apple green is hand forged into a delicately detailed bough by Canadian master sculptor Shayne Dark. This wall sculpture, like most of Dark’s work is inspired by natural forms and hovers between abstraction and representation.
“In nature, I have observed beautiful shapes, shadows and textures. I then add vibrant colour to most of my work to arrest the eye of the viewer.” Shayne Dark
Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2018, Dark has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. In 2017, Dark had a solo exhibition and an artist residency at New York’s Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The same year, he had a solo exhibition at the Albright Knox, NY. Dark has received six Ontario Arts Council grants and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. His work may be found in numerous private, corporate and public collections worldwide.