Leaden, a nest cast in lead on a free-floating lath shelf. Series of 10 nests, each sold separately.
"A year in paces, a morning ritual of walking has led me to collect numerous bird nests from the thickets along Ottawa’s waterways. In this piece, I have cast each nest in lead salvaged from the torn out ironwork of Parliament Hill— an act of preservation at the perceived fragility of a tiny sanctuary and an exploration of the weighted concept of home and domesticity."
Sanctuary, cast bronze and ceramic flowers and foliage with 200-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 200-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.
Black Sheep. Erin Robertson is an artist who works in various media. Her ceramic sculptures are wonderfully life-like and call to mind her bronze public installation, Bellwether, created with Anna Williams for the Longfields Transit Station. (See 3rd image)
Sentinel, each cast bronze sculpture of a canary in flight is a one of a kind capture of a moment in time. Erin created 99 for a recent solo exhibition at the public gallery Galerie Montcalm, 4 1/2 x 3 x 2",
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.