Return to the Nest - Retour au nid From the 2022 solo public exhibition La Traverse at Galerie Le Rift in Ville-Marie, Québec (Temiskaming region) – (February-April 2022).
Ceramic and mixed media wall sculpture that hangs in straight descent or side-swooping orientations. Light in weight despite its large size, it can hang from the wall or, two-sided, from the ceiling. The carved and painted wood has paper-thin porcelain figures captured in the resin apertures that are painted with equal detail on both sides. The glossy surface magnifies the depth of the surface detail.
180 cm x 110 cm x 6 mm, 2022.
"Barn Swallows are the only species, other than bacteria and viruses, to have evolved alongside humans, taking the advantage of adapting to nest on human-made structures like barns and covered bridges and foraging for insects in open farm-land."
Bird, a large expressive serpentine caving by Toonoo Sharky. “When I’m starting on a piece of stone, I like to slowly work on the piece until the shape starts forming into a shape I can recognize. Sometimes, I just go by the shape of the stone. My favourite subjects are bird figures with human faces - Toonoo Sharky
20 x 44 x 18 cm
Influenced by grandfather Kopapik Ragee and Shorty Killiktee, Toonoo`s first carving was at the age of ten and he has been carving ever since in serpentine and marble stone. Toonoo is the son of the late carver, Josephee Sharky and Ragee Killiktee.
Heron Screen (behind heron sculpture). Each of the three sections is approx. 6.8 x 4.3 ft. Together, freestanding, the three-part screen is $3500. Each hand-sawn painterly unit is light enough to hang with ease from ceilings or walls. They cast beautiful filigree shadows when away from the wall.
This magnificent double-headed heron created for Lisa's solo exhibition at public gallery, Galerie Montcalm in Hull, can hang suspended from the ceiling or stand on the cedar base designed for it. Mixed medium with multi-fired porcelain; burned, pigmented and carved wood; and painted paper-based wings that have a glossy resin finish.
$5000 for the pedestal; $5800 on the sculpted pedestal.
90 x 140 x 150 cm, approx. 30 lbs., 2021. On the base, the upper beak reaches 8' in height.
Grove of 5 Columns in Blues and Greens, Eachglass element is blown and formed by hand before being threaded on a steel and poly pipe. A beautiful stand of trees indoors, the materials are set to withstand the cold climate of the outdoors--even in northern Canadian.
Large Flowers. Each flower can be hung from the wall or the ceiling such that the shadow image forms part of the effect. These thread paintings are individually hand made on a sewing machine and range in size from 22 x 40 cm high and 10 cm wide.
Gaudi is an abstract forged piece that expresses the artists thoughts and feelings through the use of form and colour. Made to hang from the ceiling, it can be reformed to become a powerful free standing sculpture.
Dark Timber installation. Two life-sized fawns on a hand-knotted rug. Both in editions of 3: a second edition of the Reclining Fawn sculpture may be commissioned and the Standing Fawn sculpture could be re-visited.
Sanctuary, cast bronze and ceramic flowers and foliage with 100-year old reclaimed local wood
A life-sized bronze fox curls up in repose encircled by a ring of ceramic flowers interwoven with thorns. The wooden pedestal is from 100-year old wood salvaged from homes being remodelled in the artist's neighbourhood. This work hovers between a celebration and acknowledgement of the fragility and grounding nature of home and also a memento mori.
The bronze fox can be purchased separately for $11,500.