SPIRIT OF THE WIND
ARTIST: Paul Reimer
MEDIA: Forged Iron & Varnished Wood
DIMENSIONS: 57″ x 37″ x 16″
LOCATION: Adele Campbell Gallery, Whistler, BC, Canada
PROJECT CONCEPT: A table sculpture in the Impressionist style, with a clean, contemporary feel.
There’s nothing more satisfying for a blacksmith than combining art and function. For centuries this has been the aspiration for artist/blacksmiths all over the world. For many years Paul has been creating these one-of-a-kind impressionist-style tables inspired by Canada’s rugged natural beauty.
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.