Granite and Lichen

Cheryl Wilson-Smith,
Red Lake, ON

Size

8" x 13" x 13"

Medium

glass and cement

I am surrounded by the graceful intensity of granite skillfully embellished by lichens. They have been here long before me and will be here long after. Through trying to recreate a sensation of this, I am privileged to contemplate the passage of time, genetic memory and the evanescence of life.

Granite and Lichen

Cheryl Wilson-Smith,
Red Lake, ON

About the artist
About the artist

Cheryl Wilson-Smith
Red Lake, ON

By manipulating the physical characteristics of powdered glass, Cheryl strives to capture the emotion of the natural world that surrounds her. She lives Northwestern Ontario, in the boreal forest of Red Lake, a mining town where she is able to explore her connection to the land. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious RBC Award in Glass, and was given Honourable mention in the international Bullseye Glass Emerge competition in both 2014 and 2016. She was a finalist in the Salt Spring National art prize in 2015 and has been invited to participate in the Burlington Art Gallery Canadian Craft Biennial in 2017. Cheryl has been selected for international residencies in Washington State, Norway and Scotland with groups of international glass artists. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is part of private and corporate collections worldwide.

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