This striking deep cerulean blue sculpture by Canadian artist, Shayne Dark is part of the ‘Entangled Series’ he has worked on for many years. The abstract series began in wood, then in small steel works and has evolved into these larger metal sculptures, suitable for indoors or outdoors. Dark is inspired by the natural world that surrounds his Kingston home. His masterful use of organic shapes to create stunning sculptures is enhanced by minimal form, bright colours and the industrial materials he favours.
“The synthetic looking colors add a certain mystical resonance, but this quality never reaches the level of eco-kitsch. Instead, the natural and the unnatural remain in balance. Dark's work is rooted in a regional cultural experience, drawing on the environment where he lives.” John K. Grande, Author, and Arts Writer
“Experiencing the natural world will often give me a germ of an idea and then I run with it.” Shayne Dark
He was the artist in residence at the Brooklyn botanic garden in 2016 following a successful residency at the Albright Knox and Buffalo botanical garden in 2015 and a feature article on his work in Sculpture magazine. At Art Basel, Dark was named one of the top ten artists to watch. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate, and public collections.