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Artist Johnston, Randolph Wardell
Object Name Sculpture
Title We Are All Brothers
Date 1979
Material bronze, wooden base
Technique casting
Dimensions H-100 W-25 L-15 cm
Description Canadian artist, Randolph Johnston, set off for the Bahamas with his family in 1951, where he built a home for his family and an art foundry. To supply the bronze for his sculptures, he reused material from beach findings, and followed the ‘Lost Wax’ method, where molten metal is poured into a mold, causing the wax model to melt away in the process. As an artist that skillfully cast his own work, he obtained quite a following, and was even featured in Life Magazine. The featured work, We Are All Brothers, was purchased in honour of the life of Forrest Telfer, who was the husband of the first curator at the Woodstock Art Gallery, Lillie Telfer. We Are All Brothers features an accident at sea, where one man is being helped to safety by his comrades; honouring Mr. Telfer who was known to always offer a helping hand.
Credit line Purchased in memory of Robert Forrest Telfer with funds from the friends of the Art Gallery
Catalog Number 1980.001.001