Daniel Laskarin Winnipeg View with Tractor Parts
Nicholas Crombach - 2013
Man with Child’s bow and arrows- resin, paint, steel 24”x24” x 65”
Girl with crate - resin, paint 24” x24” x 65”
Ambivalence - resin, paint 24”x24” x65”
I thought the three sculptures must have been make by someone with a lot of world experience and was surprised to find that Nicholas is a 2012 graduate from OCAD. His work at ” The Artist’s Project” in Toronto entitled Trapped has a strong sense of being Canadian; beaver in hand, toque, long johns… The facial expressions and postures has a pensive, sombre feeling. While traditional sculpture represents a person who is being held in high regard and presented at their best these “three” are a slice of life and have a candid photo shot demeanor.
unknown Kwakwaka’wakw artist (Kwakwaka’wakw), Killer Whale Mask, ca. 1900, wood, paint, cloth, and string
Portland Art Museum