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Mountains Within Mountains by Kent Laforme


Mountains Within Mountains by Kent Laforme
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Artwork DescriptionTwo triangular marble forms in front of hotel.
Artwork StatementThe project's idea was to create a piece that referenced the origins or source of the material. The sculptures are based on line drawings of two mountains. They are like tubes of energy that allow the characteristics of the stone to come through as it is a simple form. They also reference the geometry in nature.

About Kent Laforme

Dates1969 in Nova Scotia
Artist BioI work exclusively with stone as that is my connection to the earth. Sculpture is my connection with myself. I'm interested in the evolution of stonecarving from ancient Buddhist sculpture to Michelangelo, to Noguchi. My work uses the energy of the material and inherent characteristics of the stones in abstract sculptures.
Artist ResumeJohn Abbott College 1990 Nova Scotia College of Art + Design 1994 Scholarship for an independent program in Pietrasanta, Italy 1992
Artist Websitewww.kenlaforme.com

Details

Artwork TypeSculpture
MediumBlue Tlupana marble
Dimensions84" x 84" x 18"
Reference #3775
SiteOswego Hotel, 500 Oswego Street
Art CategoryPrivately Held Public Art
Selection ProcessPrivate: Rezoning Amenity
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: James Bay

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