One Eighty

ARTIST:    Paul Reimer

YEAR:          2017

PRODUCED BY:    Reimer & Co Blacksmiths

MEDIA:    Recycled Railroad Track and Recycled Oil & Gas Industry Materials

DIMENSIONS:    6′ high x 12′ x 10′

LOCATION:          Chinook Centre LRT Station, Calgary, Alberta

PROJECT CONCEPT:  This interactive bike rack sculpture represents taking a different path – going in a different direction.  People changing their lifestyle and so, changing their community, their city and their world.  By choosing to ride rather than drive, they improve their health, their fitness and their environment.  “One Eighty” speaks to movement and purpose and making different choices for a better future.

To see the challenging process of making this sculpture, check out this short video.

 

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.