Harvest Nation

HARVEST NATION: A sculpture representative of Canada's efforts to spread diplomacy, development and democracy in war torn countries around the world. ARTISTS: Paul Reimer with Michael Hepher, YEAR: 2010, MEDIA: Forged iron & recycled military equipment, DIMENSIONS: 72" X 48" X 48", BUDGET: $1,000,000. Proposed for the National Capital Region, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

HARVEST NATION

ARTISTS: Paul Reimer & Michael Hepher

YEAR: 2010

MEDIA: Forged iron & recycled military equipment

DIMENSIONS: 72″ X 48″ X 48″    (for full-sized sculpture) 

BUDGET: $1,000,000.     (for full-sized sculpture)

LOCATION:  Proposed for the National Capital Region, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

PROJECT CONCEPT: To create an image representative of Canada’s efforts to spread diplomacy, development and democracy in war torn countries around the world. Derived from the Bible verse:” and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

 

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.