ARTIST: Paul Reimer
PRODUCED BY: Reimer & Co Blacksmiths
MEDIA: Recycled Railroad Track
DIMENSIONS: 72″ x 24″ x 12″ 500 lbs.
PROJECT CONCEPT: A contemporary, impressionist style tree sculpture hand-forged entirely from recycled railroad track. This artwork represents the transition from an industrialized economy to a “greener” economy where we take care of the environment in order that it may sustain us for generations to come.
See a short video showing how Island Cedar was made.
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.