Source by Oliver Harwood
Opened to reveal what is observed but seldom seen. Muscles and bones struggle to pull open the stone to create a window, showing us what is inside… nature. The stone represents humanity and we are being asked to reconsider our relationship with nature, to recognize our complete biological integration with the ecosystem, and to understand our activities and their consequences. Stone-carved from the white mountains of Italy in the tradition of two thousand years of marble sculpture. Pure white stone highlights the rich colours of our world.
Born in Paksong, Laos, Oliver Harwood grew up between Laos, Thailand, South Africa and Canada. A graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Oliver focused on drawing and sculpture and was accepted for his first solo exhibition by the end of first year. In his second year Oliver received a scholarship to study in Italy where he lived and carved in the famous region of Carrara. Surrounded by the beauty of Tuscany, Oliver found himself working in the vicinity of numerous international sculptors, learning much through discussion and observation. Currently based in Vancouver, he continues to produce new bodies of work, addressing specific insights and exhibiting regularly. His work is collected in Canada, Europe and USA.