Island Cedar

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Island Cedar

ARTIST:   Paul Reimer

YEAR:   2017

PRODUCED BY:   Reimer & Co Blacksmiths

MEDIA:   Recycled Railroad Track

DIMENSIONS:   72″ x 24″ x 12″     500 lbs.

LOCATION:    Oak BayArts Alive Public Art Exhibition, Victoria (Vancouver Island), BC.  (June 2017 – May 2018)

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.

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Reimer and Co Blacksmiths

 

See a short video showing how Island Cedar was made.

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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.