Powell River, BC
Returning to the program after a couple of years, this self-taught artist brings us another stunning sculpture. Sarzynick first began exploring wood sculpture while studying in Toronto, but two summers spent on the West Coast prompted a permanent move. In addition to sculpture, his other artistic pursuits include poetry, collage and experimental vocal work with musical friends.
Influenced by the ocean, and other elemental and organic considerations, Tidal is visually gorgeous. The curving lines and cascading feel Sarzynick achieves are exemplary, as is the fluidity and harmony of the twelve-foot high work. It is an arresting, warmly emotive sculpture.