This imposing, rich red metal sculpture by Canadian artist, Shayne Dark is part of the ‘Entangled Series’ he has worked on for years. The contemporary series began in wood, then in small steel works and has evolved into these larger sculptures, suitable for indoors or outdoors. Dozens of steel poles crisscross with one another in a chaotic column. Dark draws inspiration for the sculpture’s organic form from the natural world that surrounds his home in the countryside. Its bright colour enhances the shape and adds visual energy.
“Experiencing the natural world will often give me a germ of an idea and then I run with it.” Shayne Dark
“While Dark clearly appreciates the raw potency of natural forms, he imposes his artistic will on them.” John K. Grande, Author, and Arts Writer
He was the artist-in-residence at the Brooklyn botanic garden in 2016 after a successful residency at the Albright Knox and Buffalo botanical garden in 2015. Sculpture magazine featured an article on Dark’s work. At Art Basel, he was named one of the top ten artists to watch. Dark’s sculptures can be found in numerous private, corporate, and public collections.