A grouping of three tall, bare pine trees coated in a deep sky-blue is hand forged in steel by master Canadian sculptor Shayne Dark. This piece is one of a series called Forged Landscape. Dark’s work hovers between abstraction and representation and blends industrial materials with organic form.
“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.