Spheres of Confluence

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Spheres of Confluence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spheres of Confluence

13′ high  x  4′ diameter

2016

Location:  Sutherland area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada  (Central Ave. & 112th Street)

This artwork is constructed using railroad track from the CPR Sutherland rail yard. The rail was manufactured in 1912.

The base represents the historic importance of the railroad in Sutherland, a strong foundation that future generations have built on. The large ring symbolizes our community and its contributions to the City of Saskatoon. The middle – the neighbourhoods of Sutherland and the small, inner ring – the individuals & families at the core of community. Pointing skyward to the future, is the spirit of our community. Just as the elements of this artwork are connected and depend on each other for stability, it is connections that keep our community growing strong and prosperous.

 

My journey to becoming an artist is the subject of two recently released short films:

Reimer Reason” was selected as a finalist in the Dirtbag Film Festival in Kimberley, BC (April 2019).  This was put together by two very talented local film makers – Levi Froese and Jeremy Friesen – better known as Leroy and The Bean.

Forging Ahead” tells the story of how, at the age of 15, I began my career as a blacksmith.  It was shot by Cranbrook’s local cable tv station.

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