TURNING YOUR VISION INTO A REALITY
Made with either your exact specifications, an idea to integrate with my own creative process, or a combination of both.
Commisioned piece for the Kingston General Hospital's
Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario (June, 2019)
City of Kingston
Mayor's Arts Award (2019)
We worked with Chipewyan on the creation of the 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards statues that are given out to celebrate high artistic achievement and recognize extraordinary contributions in and to the arts in Kingston. I discovered Chip’s work online and was immediately drawn to his practice of wood-burning but also his desire to promote his Indigenous culture and its connection to Mother Earth through his art.
We commissioned Chip to create one design for five awards. Chip’s vision for the work resulted in an incredibly dynamic and thoughtful piece that spoke to the artist’s creative process, as well as the City’s motto of “where history and innovation thrive.” The award features four sides and the materials were specifically chosen from locally-sourced Ash Wood. On the back side, Chip chose to integrate live-edge wood to represent the raw material and the first step in the artist’s creation process. The other three sides of the award were cut, sanded and smoothed to demonstrate the evolution of the live edge and the artist’s process. On the three smooth sides, wood-burning was used to etch the names of the recipients and the name of the awards, as well as an abstract of the Mayor’s Arts Awards logo.
Chip’s clear sense of vision, commitment to his artistry, professionalism, and collaborative nature made it a truly enjoyable working experience that resulted in a unique piece of artwork.
- Danika Lochhead, Manager, Arts and Sector Development, City of Kingston December 5, 2019
We had no idea what we wanted. The only thing we knew is that we loved Chip's work with wolves and wanted him to come up with a larger unique piece that would start a conversation when company came over.
We absolutely love what he made for us and it is our favourite piece in the house!
- Zlatan & Lisa Radovanovic
St. Catharines, ON
How it Works
We discuss what you are initially thinking of for your piece. Any pictures, examples, or resources help give me direction.
I take some time to develop a visualization of your ideas & thoughts about your piece.
I create a visual prototype and run it past you. I will then make any edits or changes necessary before moving ahead.
I then use the visual prototype to create your custom made piece and deliver it to you when finished.