Dave Hind – THINGMAKER
For Dave Hind, the title “Thingmaker” is an unencumbered open-ended designation. This allows Hind to move freely between creating functional object, sculptures, two dimensional works and musical instruments.
The artist finds his inspiration within the debris of reclaimed waste metals and the discarded bio-products of industry, making beauty from abandoned and defective products.
This series of aluminum painting makes use of reclaimed metal siding which is cut, carved and layered into a mosaic of texture arid colour. The Sacred Arboreal Portrait Project (SAPP) is an on going body of work which aims at historically documenting specific trees who share their space with the manufactured landscape/cityscape. It is that which happens at the meeting of the natural and the constructed that Hind examines.
Hind offers this pragmatic view, “I see a real range of this station. There are trees that have been so isolated and cut back that their existence appears tortured, there are trees that seem to have found a harmony within their crowded circumstance, and there are trees that are unstoppable in their overtaking of that which is in their way.”
What are the answers for us and for nature? White others search for answers, Dave Hind stand firmly and confidently in the question, giving us space to observe and, also, to question.
Education: BFA University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario 1992
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Hind vs Hind Navigating Progress 2019 The historical landscapes of William Hind (1833-1889) and the contemporary landscapes of his great, great, great nephew Dave Hind are separated by over one hundred years [...]
Hind vs. Hind at Art Gallery of Windsor February 17 – May 27, 2018 (Past Exhibition) The historical landscape works of William Hind and the contemporary landscapes of his great, great, great, nephew Dave [...]
Dave Hind La Landscape de Kanata Dave Hind La Landscape de Kanata A group of artists, led by Brantford artist Dave Hind, celebrate the unveiling on Monday October 23, 2017, La [...]
Dave Hind Photo For Dave Hind, the title “thingmaker” is an unencumbered open-ended designation. This allows Hind to move freely between creating functional object, sculptures, two dimensional works and musical instruments.The artist finds his [...]
Dave Hind Jing’an International Sculpture Project Shanghai, China 2016 Dave Hind has just completed an amazing journey to Shanghai, China for the 2016 Jing’an International Sculpture Project (JISP). Alongside 24 artists from all [...]
Dave Hind CHCH Video - Sculpture Garden Interview. http://www.chch.com/garden-art-sculpture-collection-on-display-royal-botanical-gardens/ The Royal Botanical Gardens is known worldwide for spectacular flora, but today comes the announcement that the national historic site is expanding its non-organic displays. The [...]
BRANTFORD ARTIST DAVID HIND COMMISSIONED TO CREATE A MURAL FOR THE STONEY CREEK OFFICE OF FLYNN CANADA LTD. A vibrant new mural by David Hind has been unveiled in [...]
Dave Hind plays the "Scorpiotron", an instrument he created, to the beat of a passing train.
Dave Hind's Bicycle Train, haulin a load of friendlies around at TH&B Collective's Art Show on May 3, 2008 in Hamilton, Ontario.