Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
When it comes to writing about my work I experience a certain reluctance. Words tend to define and nail down ideas and to quote Nietzsche "words make the uncommon common".
My sculptures are objects of reflection and contemplation. The head that I employ in most of my work is generic, non-specific, gender-less, egg-like in form and intention. I look on them as a mirror which reflects back the observer's experience in new combinations and associations. The works are open ended with no didactic intent other than to see new possibilities.
Master of Fine Arts, 1969-1971
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Julius Schmidt & Michael Hall instructors
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1965-1969
Mt. Allison University
Lawren Harris, David Silverberg, Jeff Poklen, David Samila, George Tiesen instructors
Canada Council B Grant1969
The Mississippi Mills Cultural Achievement Award 2005
Artist website: http://daledunning.net/