Book Sculpture

Standing BookARTIST: Paul Reimer

YEAR: 2008

PRODUCED BY: Reimer & Co Blacksmiths

MEDIA: Forged Iron

DIMENSIONS:  72″ x 72″ x 48″

LOCATION: The Cranbrook Public Library, Cranbrook, BC, Canada

PROJECT CONCEPT:  As well as serving as seating, this sculpture creates a sense of place and belonging and raises the visual awareness of the library in the community.

Book Sculpture
Book Sculpture

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Book Bench Sculpture
Book Bench Sculpture

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.