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For Dave Hind, the title “thingmaker” is an unencumbered open-ended designation. This allows Hind to move freely between creating functional object, sculptures, two dimensional works and musical instruments.
The artist finds his inspiration within the debris of reclaimed waste metals and the discarded bio-products of industry, making beauty from abandoned and defective products.
This series of aluminum painting makes use of reclaimed metal siding which is cut, carved and layered into a mosaic of texture and colour. He Sacred Arboreal Portrait Project (SAPP) is an on going body of work which aims at historically documenting specific trees who share their space with the manufactured landscape/cityscape. It is that which happens at the meeting of the natural and the constructed that Hind examines.
Hind offers this pragmatic view, “I see a real range of this station. There are trees that have been so isolated and cut back that their existence appears tortured; there are trees that seem to have found a harmony within their crowded circumstance; and there are trees that are unstoppable in their overtaking of that which is in their way. “
What are the answers for us and for nature? While others search for answers, Dave Hind stand firmly and confidently in the question, giving us space to observe and, also, to question.
Hind lives in Brantford, Ontario with his sweet-heart Kita and their two children, Tula and Esme.
EFA University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 1992
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit – Best In Show 2006
Look 94 – Award of Excellence – Gallery University 1994
University of Ontario – Gold Medal of Excel-lence Fine Arts 1992
Bank of Montreal
Milton Hydro – Milton, Ontario
The Gathering place – Cleveland, Ohio
City of Hamilton – Hamilton, Ontario
Field Study – Terase Gallery, Thornbury, Ontario2006
SW Hamilton Studio Tour – Hamilton, Ontario 2000-2006
Cluster & Glom – Carnegie Gallery – Dundas, Ontario 2004
Thingmaker Music – Harbourfront Centre – Toronto, Ontario 2002
Entitled – Burlington Art centre – Burlington, Ontario 2002
Canada Blooms – Toronto, Ontario 2000
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