ARTISTS: Paul Reimer & Michael Hepher
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.