Full Tilt Blue Maquette Shayne Dark
- Wood and Acrylic
- 51 × 36 × 31 inches
129.54 × 91.44 × 78.74 cm
Saturated in cerulean—like the colour of a deep blue sky, intersecting lengths of wood form a dramatic sculpture in this abstract piece by Canadian artist, Shayne Dark. From his studio in the countryside, Dark is constantly inspired by his natural surroundings. By using industrial materials, he creates pieces that explore tensions between the urban and the natural world. “Spending time walking in the winter on frozen swamps and wetlands, I observed dead trees that were dying, leaning, and collapsing onto each other. I started to gather natural materials and construct installations that referenced the natural world.” 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.