Transformation

Transformation – 1252 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon

ARTIST:    Paul Reimer

YEAR:          2018

PRODUCED BY:    Reimer & Co Blacksmiths

MEDIA:    Recycled Railroad Track

DIMENSIONS:    6′ high x 2′ x 1′

LOCATION:        Art Exposed Public Art Exhibit,  The Siuslaw Interpretive Centre, Florence, Oregon

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.