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Four Winds by IceBear

Four Winds by IceBear
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Artwork DescriptionCommissioned by M.W. Tomaszewski, The Amadon Group.
Artwork StatementFour Winds is an indigenous expression about the future, as foretold in messages carried by the winds. It was unveiled on Aboriginal Day 2001.

About IceBear

Artist BioIceBear (in Ojibway, Mikwamii-makwa, and Chris Johnson to his friends) is a status member of the Chippewas of Nawash at Cape Croker at Georgian Bay in Ontario. Chris, while still a teen, attended the Toronto Artist's Workshop, and later Sheridan College. After college, he went to work in the advertising and communications industry, spending the next 25 years as designer and art director. With his arrival on the west coas tin the early 80's he felt a growing need to follow his dreams, fulfill his 'responsibilities' and give the visions the chance to materialize. He moved to Vancouver Island, adopting the name Ice Bear for his art, and made a personal commitment to fine art.From
Artist ResumeToronto Artist's Workshop, Sheridan College.


Artwork TypeSculpture
MediumResin composite
Unveiled dateJune 21, 2001
Dimensions13.5 feet tall
Reference #3774
SiteMermaid Wharf, 409 Swift Street.
Art CategoryPrivately Held Public Art
Selection ProcessPrivate: Rezoning Amenity
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: Downtown



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