On a grey, cold winter day, this week's Work of the Week provides a much-needed pop of colour - Green by Alexander Caldwell!
Bright green, almost neon, this stainless steel sculpture is nearly two metres in height.
About the Artist: Alexander Caldwell
Raised in Edmonton, sculptor and functional furniture artist Alexander Caldwell was born in Whitehorse, Yukon in 1961. He attended the Alberta College of Art and Design (now the Alberta University of the Arts) from 1981to 1985, and in 1984, received the James Scott Sculpture Award. In addition to founding Alexander Caldwell Design Ltd. in 1996, he has turned a 5,000 square foot warehouse into his own art fabrication studio and bronze foundry – one of the largest foundries in Canada.
With one foot planted firmly in minimalist philosophy, this life-long collector has a deep respect for the found material he uses and for the environment in which he and they exist. Aluminum, steel, bronze and cast glass are used to explore shape and colour and create sculpture and functional art that have both movement and stability. Alexander is also considered one of Calgary’s premiere designers of furniture.