Bronze sculptor Dale Dunning’s skilled craftsmanship never overshadows the story he wants to tell. Often he presents new ways of looking at the human face – sometimes as a mask, other times brimming with words and thoughts – and always compelling, sacred and narrative. He holds a MFA (1971) from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Dunning has exhibited across Canada and his work is held in a number of corporate and national collections. "The head that I employ in most of my work is generic, non-specific, genderless, 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. I work in metal because I love the physical tactility of it and the processes involved in making a sculpture.” – Dale Dunning
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Re-purposed metal letters, fused into the shape of a mask with wings then cast in bronze is patinated and polished to create a rich surface. While enigmatic, the title of the work ma...
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