Art Commissions

Ian Anderson House

Ian Anderson House is a hospice in Oakville, Ontario. Mrs. Anderson commissioned me to create a memory wall for everyone who passed through their facility. The names are etched into black granite removable panels (to permit regular additions) with a steel frame powder coated for weather protection. Maple leaves are laser cut into steel connecting panels to reflect the adjoining trees.

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Oakville Community Spirit Awards

Limestone, steel wire and marble bases sand blasted with the names of recipients. The painted, steel-wire oak leaf outlines, in the Town's colours, reference Oakville, whilst giving substance to the awards through the weighty wrap-around limestone.

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Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Patron Recognition Awards

Soapstone with glass base etched. The design when looked at from above is a yin-yang configuration signifying the interrelationship of the patrons with the performances.

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University of Toronto, St. Michael's College, residences roundles (2)

Limestone

The four feet diameter Indiana limestone roundles have the University of Toronto crest on one and St. Michael's crest on the other, both cut in relief and painted. Each has the crest bracketed with relief-carved laurel leaves signifying the honourable nature of the university and college.

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McMaster Stele

In Sandstone. This piece was commissioned by the Alumna Moulton Women's College of McMaster University which was about to be amalgamated with another college and lose its unique identity. The Moulton College was founded by Susan Moulton McMaster, the widow of the founder of McMaster university. The panels show women in the professions. The stele was placed in the divinity quadrangle at McMaster University. 

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Vanity Panels

The his and hers "vanity" panels are reliefs in Indiana limestone placed either side of the front door of a newly constructed house in south-west Ontario. The man was a sucessful business man operating in Ontario and Michigen and his wife had a passion for roses. 

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Rosedale Park Playground

Recognition for the donors to build a playground in Rosedale Park, Toronto was cast in bronze and mounted on the back of a stele. The Sandstone stele abstractly depicts a small family grouping.

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Putti for fountain restoration

A restoration of a historically significant fountain, imported from Luton Hoo, England, now located in Waverley Park,Thunder Bay, lacked one of the stolen putti and a shell. The original cast iron version was replaced by patinated cast bronze. The shape, size and positioning of the cherub was carefully crafted from old photographs.

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Modelling of the putti in clay