Silver Rocking Dog
Medium: recycled stainless steel fire extinguisher
Dimensions: 19' x 10' x 8'
Burnaby artist Ron Simmer’s intent is to bring joy and delight to viewers through his creative re-use of everyday items. Much of his art is made for physical interactive experiences – a number of his works employ optical illusions. He collaborates with groups celebrating human creativity and spirituality, regularly contributing art to local festivals and events.
Silver Rocking Dog is a favourite with kids. Refurbished fire extinguishers of varying sizes, all uniformly shiny, are welded together and mounted on a base, in this instance a simulated pair of water skis painted bright red.