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Shadford, George, "Metro"
Shadford, George, "Metro"
Artist Shadford, George
Object Name Sculpture
Title Metro
Date 2005
Material bronze, marble base
Technique casting
Dimensions H-25.4 W-20 L-66.5 cm
Description George Shadford, native to Namibia, reflects his diverse and unique outlook obtained as a world traveler, in his sculptures. After immigrating to Canada in 1973, he began studying art and found his passion in sculpting. The featured bronze sculpture, Metro, is a continuation of his study of people in their daily surroundings and environments. This sculpture captures a moment of movement as the train enters the station, and the individuals portrayed are all doing something unique to their character. Shadford’s interest of personal stories is apparent in this sculpture, which he rearranged the characters throughout the process of its creation to develop and define their personalities. Once Shadford finishes creating the sculpture, he creates a rubber molding and casts his final product in wax, then it is sent off to an art foundry and the lost-wax process is used to cast the sculpture in bronze.
Credit line Purchased in part with the Cleeve Horne Purchase Award presented by the Ontario Society of Artists
Catalog Number 2008.003.001