Dorsey James, Sculptor

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Name:

Trevor De Cristofaro

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City:

Pickering Canada

Date:

Thu, May 11 2006 15:29hr

Comment:
Fantastic work! Thank you for sharing your talent.



Name:

Anna Bradley

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City:

Courtice

Date:

Wed, Mar 15 2006 23:0hr

Comment:
Got your web site from Jan and have to say your work as amazing! Seeing what you have carved using found wood is truly inspiring to me, as that is also what I love to carve! You have a wonderful imagination and superb talent to be able to capture all the feelings that show up in your carvings.
I thank Jan for emailing me your site and I hope to see more of your work!!!



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jan Oegema

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City:

Bowmanville Canada

Date:

Wed, Mar 15 2006 13:33hr

Comment:
Thank you for dropping in this morning Dorsey
Hope you don't mind me passing your website to a few friends



Name:

Beverly

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City:

Pickering, ON. Canada

Date:

Tue, Feb 7 2006 19:27hr

Comment:
I'm glad I stopped by. It was refreshing to browse the site.


Name:

Mark P

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Date:

Tue, Feb 7 2006 16:3hr

Comment:
Way to go Mr. James!!!

From a former student!


Name:

Yvonne Germaine Dufault

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City:

Markham Canada

Date:

Sat, Oct 8 2005 0:42hr

Comment:
Dorsey, you are the finest sculptor in North America. Your art lives and breathes through the wood with power akin to that of Michelangelo's David, yet instead of speaking of individual power - power over/suffer under - it teaches of collective power and wisdom to build a world where we can walk in beauty together. I wonder what you would and could do if you had access to a huge chunk of one of Northern New Zealand's ancient, prehistoric trees


Name:

Alpheus Jones

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City:

Pickering

Date:

Tue, Oct 4 2005 11:17hr

Comment:
Very impressive!
As an artist I would love to have one of your pieces in my yard.


Name:

David Grey Eagle

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City:

Toronto Kanada

Date:

Wed, Sept 7 2005 18:4hr

Comment:
Darcy
Carvings are nothing more than your soul reaching out to the world in beauty.
Grey Eagle


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Jurgen

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City:

Halifax Canada

Date:

Fri, Mar 25 2005 12:24hr

Comment:

Dorsey!

We went to the AGNS the other day. There was an exhibition of works by that other great sculptor. You know who I mean. The guy who did "The Thinker" and "The Kiss".

Some of the work looked a lot like something you might have done. Ever think of doing bronze?

Your friend,
Jurgen


Name:

Veronica Timm

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City:

Thornhill Canada

Date:

Mon, Jan 17 2005 19:34hr

Comment:
The pieces at the Art of African Canadians Exhibit are emotionally touching. I felt like a kid at a candy store and cannot touch or take home. Of course, I'm speaking about the exhibits.


Name:

Sonya

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City:

Toronto Canada

Date:

Sun, Jan 16 2005 20:41hr

Comment:

Breathtaking!


Name:

tach

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City:

n/a

Date:

Wed, Dec 29 2004 7:15hr

Comment:
Words cannot express how much i love and apreciate your work. There seems to be a depth that goes beyond mind and yets glows very strong in my heart.
If I on this journey come close to the beauty and magic that ifeel radiating from your work i have been truly blessed
thankyou
TACH ENGLAND


Name:

Jan Garvey

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City:

Pickering Canada

Date:

Wed, Nov 24 2004 11:1hr

Comment:
Hello Dorsey
I was the one who interrogated you as you worked on one of your pieces recently, about to be installed outdoors. Within a few days of our meeting, I went to the park you mentioned to view the truly enchanted forest you have created. What wonderful living art! I can't believe I haven't known about it, but like many mysteries, the time has to be right and the student has to be ready. I am now determined to share the beauty of your work with all visitors to the area and I am so thrilled to know it is close by for contemplation and enjoyment.
Please, please carry on with the work you are doing.
Jan Garvey


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Doug Perkins

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City:

Lake Orion, Michigan USA

Date:

Thu, Oct 21 2004 13:45hr

Comment:
Hello Dorsey
It has been a very long time (20 years?) since we have met. Glad to see you still are producing excellent work. You used to bring the pictures of your work into my Japan Camera for developing and for some reason thoughts of you popped into my head.

Like I stated, glad to see you are still true to your work as we discussed so many years ago.

Take care.

Doug Perkins

P.S. - Yes I live in Michigan now.


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Ann Inderbitzin

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City:

Puyallup WA USA

Date:

Thu, Aug 26 2004 0:56hr

Comment:
What outstanding work you do, I can understand why you say it is your passion, I hope someday my family and I can visit canada and see your sculptures in person, i wish you well, and thankyou for taking the time to visit with me during the rainy and wet day we had at tracy arms.


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Amanda Gwynne-Farrish

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City:

Bradford, ON Canada

Date:

Tue, Aug 17 2004 22:21hr

Comment:
Dear Mr. James
I already sent an e-mail, didn't think to sign the guest book. Just wanted to say that your work still inspires me and that I talk about the myths and the stories that you would share in class as you were creating one of your pieces. Your classes were fun and I learned alot. Certain things you told us have stuck with me and I can recall them verbatim (don't worry - good things only)

If you would, e-mail me with any upcoming shows that are in the GTA - I would love to attend one.

One of your Former "turkeys"

Amanda (Mandy)


Name:

Mary Lou Pécsi

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City:

Pittsburgh USA

Date:

Thu, Jun 17 2004 10:1hr

Comment:
Your works are in constant motion; an endless study.


Name:

Nikki Hartley

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City:

Whitby, Ontario Canada

Date:

Tue, Jun 15 2004 12:55hr

Comment:
Mr James. It has been a number of years (15 or so) since I had you as my teacher. I have made my career in design and I still hear your voice in the back of my head. Your words of encouragement (and your humour) have stayed with me all these years in everything I do. I just wanted to thank you for that.
You truly are an exceptional person.


Name:

Shawn Parrott

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City:

Oshawa Canada

Date:

Sun, May 30 2004 20:2hr

Comment:
Your Sculptures are incredible Mr. James, We met today (May 30th) I have been working for your neighbour Paul, Good luck with the chunk of Willow you chose.


Name:

J Stoll

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City:

charlottesville va USA

Date:

Fri, Apr 16 2004 9:21hr

Comment:
Mr James, glad to see you are well. I attended MDHS for two years'77-79 9when we moved back to the US) and had the wonderful experience of having you as an instructor. Getting us to relax as a class, teasing me for entertaining in the back of the room.

You were carving a greek god(if my mythology was better Id remember who: Zeus made himself into a swan to woo a woman and the offspring hatched from an egg and that was your carving). Anyway, I stayed in creative arts and have been making a living as a commercial photographer for as long as I can remember.

To sum it up, I just wanted to say thanks .
J. (John) Stoll


Name:

Florence Murphy

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City:

Pickering canada

Date:

Tue, Mar 9 2004 22:27hr

Comment:
I have admired your work in the pickering area, would love to know where more art work can be seen. Has to be in the summer, we're all seniors here. Your art is beautiful. I want to show others how unbelievably beautiful it is. Thank you


Name:

David Bruce Johnson

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City:

Hawkestone, Ontario Canada

Date:

Tue, Nov 11 2003

Comment:
Hello Dorsey
I finally remembered to look for your website. I enjoyed viewing your work very much. It was indeed a pleasure judging with you at OWCA this year. I look forward to our next encounter.
David B. Johnson

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Dave Job

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City:

Markham canada

Date:

Tue, Nov 4 2003 22:32hr

Comment:
Mr James you were always someone who could put a smile on a person just by your love of life.
You sculptures are something I always look forward to seeing and I always look to see where your hiding your little friends.
Hope to see you at the MDHS reunion


Name:

Calvin Turner

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City:

Charleston Lake, Canada

Date:

Thu, Oct 23 2003 10:16hr

Comment:
Hey Dorsey,
Recently moved to Ontario and wanted to reconnect after all this time.

Call or email me. 613-924-0371

I hope all is well with you. I like your website!

Cal Turner


Name:

Christina Hale

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City:

Toronto Canada

Date:

Wed, Oct 1 2003 22:34hr

Comment:
HEY DORSEY! what's up? Christina here. I think I'm enjoying OCAD, but I've been so busy moving and everything else that I haven't formed an opinion yet. I'll drop you an e-mail when I've had more time to settle in! There's absolutely no photography in first year! EEK!


Name:

Sam Caputo

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City:

Richmond Hill

Date:

Sun, Aug 31 2003 12:19hr

Comment:
hello dorsey
It was great seeing you again.
I was happy to see that the "GENESIS" in your work is still there.
See you soon my friend.


Name:

joan synowicki

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City:

Pickering, Ont Canada

Date:

Mon, Aug 11 2003 23:48hr

Comment:
Thank you for permitting others to reflect in the beauty that you create. It certainly has touched me more deeply than much of the art that I have seen. I am a little concerned about cracks appearing in one of the sculptures in Robertson Park. I realize that outdoor artwork has a limited life but feel that these works deserve to be viewed and appreciated for many years to come. I hear that there will be signage up in the fall hopefully but surely by the spring at the latest so that all your viewers will know to whom their appreciation should be addressed. Sorry, didn't mean to babble on. Do take care of yourself.
Again, thank you. sincerely Joan


Name:

Dorie Preston

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City:

West Hill, Ont. Canada

Date:

Sat, Aug 9 2003 21:27hr

Comment:
Thank you for your tour of the Guild Inn grounds today! Your stories about life as 'Artist in Residence' were fascinating and your travelogue throughout the area was wonderful. I enjoyed seeing your work on the exterior of the studio as well as looking at photos of your sculptures.It was the perfect way to spend a beautifully sunny Saturday afternoon. My thanks.


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heather Alloway and Barry Hart

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Date:

Fri, Jun 13 2003 13:22hr

Comment:
Hi Dorsey Visited your site and want to say hello

Of course we think of you often.

Barry Hart and Heather Alloway Haliburton ON


Name:

Safia Mian

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City:

Pickering Canada

Date:

Tue, Jun 3 2003 19:14hr

Comment:
I was blown away by what I saw on this web site. It's grate and congratulations to you James for such fine work indeed. I don't know what else to say except I'm definitely coming back for more :) Good luck


Name:

Dianne Bray

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City:

Scarborough Canada

Date:

Sat, Apr 5 2003 22:7hr

Comment:
Amazing - Looking at the scuplture on your site you have managed the impossible. The pieces are somehow invigorating and stimulating while conveying peace and tranquility. One can't feel both at the same time yet I did when viewing your sculpture. That was inspired to take the pictures of "Spirit Song" in a rain storm. You were right it added depth and assisted in letting the message be heard. You bring to mind two sayings so I leave them both to congraulate you.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make
mistakes. Art is knowing which ones
to keep.(Scott Adams)
Fine art is that in which the hand, the
head and the heart of man go together.
(John Ruskin)
I truly look forward to hearing you speak on April 27 before The Guild Renaissance Group.


Name:

Alvin Ng

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City:

Toronto Canada

Date:

Sat, Mar 29 2003 22:30hr

Comment:
I'm glad to have found your web site. I have admired your work (at least what I remembered of it) from what I saw displayed in the Scarborough Civic Centre when I was working there as a summer student many years ago. It was brief, but it really stuck in my mind and I'm glad that I can admire it again on the Internet.

I especially love your use of mythological subject, beautiful smooth curves, and rich, lively wood as a material.


Name:

Jurgen Teuwen

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City:

Bay of Islands - Moser River, NS Canada

Date:

Sun, Mar 16 2003 4:48hr

Comment:
Congratulations, Dorsey, to your new site!

Here's hoping that many visitors will find their way here to enjoy your outstanding work.

All the best,
your friend, Jurgen


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