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Charles Gordon Fawcett

Artist's Profile

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

Humber College of Applied Art and Technology . Tool Design included lathe work, die-making and precision grinding.

Emily Carr College of Art and Design. 3D Department. Graduated in sculpture, exploring various media, tools and techniques. Hand carving granite, marble, travertine and limestone. Learned metal fabrication, tool-making, welding and bronze casting. Learned clay sculpture, wood carving and plastics casting.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Performing Musician: Sang and played folk, blues and jazz guitar in Toronto and Vancouver. Played in Yorkville, The Blue Note and was involved in the inaugural performances at Harbour Front.. Vancouver's Gastown revival saw me playing at The Nucleus, Le Chat Noir, and The Classical Joint.

Sculpture Instructor: Taught clay-modelling for the North Shore Continuing Education Programs/

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Participated in the International Stone Symposium In Lindabrunn, Austria 1985. Worked with professional sculptors from Japan, Czechoslovakia, and The US.

In 1998 carved local marble in one of the stone studios in Pietrasanta, Italy, with other sculptors from England, US, Germany and Belgium

Currently carving and painting in my North Shore Studio.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Sculpture is a fruitful experience for the viewer and the artist. The act of creation is often more meaningful to the carver, than the finished piece. This is not to say that our feeble attempts are in the purest sense creation. Only God can truly create; artists can only hope to emulate. It is in this emulation of the Creator that sculptors are able to commune with the souls of their neighbour and in so doing move the viewer to a better understanding of the world around him. It is with great respect that I view the art of sculpture, for it is within itself a great responsibility to advance in its progress, the evolution of the human spirit.

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