First Visions: Artists Vignettes
1997, 11:30 minutes, colour, English
Kevin's interest in art is relatively new. His enthusiasm and skill this early in his career is clearly evident in his paintings. Preferring acrylic, he says his work is a mix of realism and abstraction depicting stories from his past. His traditional subjects are shown in a different light.
Stan is originally from La Ronge. Although he paints and draws, he finds the two dimensionality of this limiting and prefers to work in soapstone. He acquires his materials from Saskatchewan, Quebec and Brazil and also sculpts wood or other found objects. Faces and figures emerge from the intricate workings of his creative skills.
Blair finds that steel flows and cooperates easily and he prefers this medium for his sculptures although he also paints. He's a Cree from Muskoday Reserve, who moved to Regina from Prince Albert. His background as an apprentice heavy duty mechanic and machine gun operator in the army inspired him to begin working with steel. Many of his pieces are reflective of his aboriginal heritage, and the cultural significance of the Buffalo.
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