A Time Past
All of my family feels a symbiotic relationship to the Canadian bush.
Shining Tree or Wasakwagama was/is a place of family history, of home.
Several decades ago I started carving out in Tobermoray, Ontario with
Nadjiwon is a Master carver, Elder and
former Chief of the Cape Croker Chippewa peoples.
I carved alongside Nadjiwon,
William Bondy, Harold Rice and others.
This was a time of sharing stories while working
in and on the trees.
Hours of silent voiced focus
accentuated by the woodpeckers strikes echoed by
mallet and chisel.
This exhibition communicates my history
and is my telling.
It tells a time of sculpture speak.