The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Shane Wilson

Canadian artist Shane Wilson draws his inspiration from the nature surrounding him in north Ontario. In his artist statement, he writes, "I live through my hands and tools: transforming thick, heavy bone and bronze, meant for massive collisions, into ethereal, otherworldly creations; precious oases in the midst of life." Sourced ethically, his ornate carvings into animal antlers, particularly moose, are unreal. They balance the beauty of the animal with the severity and aggressive nature of the antlers' former life. With careful workmanship, Wilson summons tiny, peaceful scenes of Canada's wilderness, such as Grizzly bears fishing and wolves howling in the night.

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