ARTIST: Paul Reimer
PRODUCED BY: Reimer & Co Blacksmiths
MEDIA: Recycled Railroad Track
DIMENSIONS: 6′ high x 2′ x 1′
PROJECT CONCEPT: Recycled railroad track, hand-forged and transformed into a contemporary, impressionist-style tree sculpture. This artwork represents the transition from an industrialized economy to a “greener” economy where we take care of our environment.
How appropriate that this artwork is located next to The Waterfront Depot Restaurant – a former railway station.
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.