Come see my work
Varley Gallery in
Afro Canadian Art
Jan 8, to Feb 26, 2006
Along with my work, Tribute features
the work of contemporary African Canadian artists: Jim Adams,
Hollis Baptiste, Michael Chambers, Grace Channer, June Clark,
Neville Clarke, Dionne Simpson and Tim Whiten.
The large bent wood piece on the gallery floor is titled "The Eden
Seed". It is carved from a trunk of a cedar tree which grew on the
high bank of the Bay of Quinte. It initially grew downward towards
the lake, then turned skyward which accounts for it's curious bend.
It measures roughly 4ft wide by 4.5ft long by 4ft high.
Sculptor Dorsey James will display this piece, titled "Creator"
at the Varley Gallery Exhibition. Describing his work, Dorsey says:
"Creator is 26 inches high. It is carved from a solid chunk
of black walnut wood. Symbolism incorporated in the piece include;
stigmata at the center of the palm which is the actual heart of
the wood, a drop of blood where two veins converge near the base
and a slice of bread which is the base of the piece. These subtle
symbols are reminiscent of the last supper and the crucifixion.