Burn Island- Art Re-Invented Poésies végétales, Métal & Plasma

Il s’appelle Owen et je l’ai rencontré il y a bientôt 2 ans, c’était juste avant le début de la Pandémie. La découverte de ses oeuvres avaient été un ÉNORME Coup de coeur. Cette visite au Salon du Design de Toronto, dans le bonheur et l’insouciance de ce virus qui se répandait déjà autour du monde. Comme c’est étrange de retrouver cette image, choisie pour illustrer mon article Coups de coeur. Imagine… All the People… Nous étions en Janvier 2020.

I first came upon his work on the train between Montreal and Toronto. After a long but oh so inspiring visit of the Toronto Design Show, as I had almost giving up to return to the Hotel, I found myself in front of his booth and had this immense ‘’Coup de coeur‘’. Interesting to go back to this post, written weeks before our lives were about to be changed, by the virus that had already started to spread around the world. I am mesmerized by the picture I chose to illustrate this article. I just had no idea how relevant it would become. It was January 2020! Before everything changed.

Salon du Design – IDS – Toronto 2020

Photo Carpet/Tapis Imagine – W-Studio

Ses oeuvres sont uniques. Elles réutilisent, mettent en valeur les objets oubliés, elle créent la beauté. Sa matière première, des pièces produites industriellement. Son inspiration, les oeuvres de William Morris et du Mouvement Arts and Crafts. Il est artiste & sculpteur et il réalise ses oeuvres à Peterborough, Ontario depuis 2013. Son parcours est tout aussi intéressant !

  • 2016 Gerrit Rietveld Academie – Fine Arts – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2012-2017 NSCAD – Bachelor of Fine Arts – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design – Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2011-2012 Sir Sanford Fleming College Welding Techniques Program – Peterborough, Ontario
  • 2007-2011 PCVS – Integrated Arts Program – Peterborough, Ontario

‘’ My name is Owen and I’ve been a sculptor working out of my workshop studio in Peterborough Ontario since 2013.
I initially trained as a welder before attending art school on the East Coast and Amsterdam. 
My work combines industrially produced goods with intricately hand cut patterns. These discarded artifacts of the last century are re imagined as an unnatural resource to work with and carve into. The patterns I choose often reference the life and work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
I believe in the power and autonomy of Craft, decentralized and accessible.‘’

Il y a aussi les chèvres… et Bob, l’âne qui est vraiment patient ! We just love Bob and the Goats!

Owen
Artist-Fabricator
Freehand Plasma Cutting

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Cet article n’est pas commandité. Mon but est de partager mes Coups de coeur, de faire rayonner le travail des artistes qui m’inspirent et d’inspirer les autres. I didn’t receive any retributions for this article. My purpose is to share the work of artists who inspire me and to inspire others !

All Photo Credits : Burn Island

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