Connected Ribbon

Connected Ribbon
Connected Ribbon

CONNECTED RIBBON

Dimensions:  6′ high x 12′ wide x 18′ long

Artists:  Paul Reimer and Nathan Siemens

Year:  2015

Location:  SLP Skatepark, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Our concept for this project was to bring together three important elements:

  1. A unique and contemporary shape.
  2. A shape that would allow skateboarders to interact with the artwork.
  3. A sculpture that would provide the opportunity to artistically and prominently display the names of the donors who contributed to the SLP Skate Park.

Our philosophy is that a piece of art is an object that requires human interaction. Our intention is to incorporate the impact of the skateboardersʼ use of the sculpture as part of the creative process, both physically and emotionally. Over time, the creativity of the skateboarders will enhance and become part of the creativity of the artwork.

Nathan took the opportunity to break in the new sculpture.
Nathan took the opportunity to break in the new sculpture.

 

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.