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.
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.
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.
Sentinel, eachcast 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",