Pierre Racine, Safe Harbour
This work depicts a dog who finds itself stranded, afraid and lost in a inhospitable desolate landscape. Perched on a cliff’s edge, the dog appears to gaze out from this hostile burnt-out environment in fear. In the means to stay alive and find a way back home to safety , he must retreat his way back into the barren enclave and combat his anxiety, his fear and all obstacles on its path.
The six tree like formations are symbolic in that they make a reference too and associate that the number 6 has meaning. This number represents our anxiety and fear, emotions that one must know how to overcome and acknowledge and control.
Safe Harbour 2020 Microcrystalline wax 5 x 26 x 20 cm
Since 1979, Canadian artist, Pierre Racine has explored and perfected his trade, creating single edition sculptures in cotton fibre, wax and bronze media. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows both on a national and international level.
As a long-standing member of IAPMA, he participated at the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren Biennale of paper-art in 1992, as well as other museum and gallery exhibits in Europe and North America.
Over the past thirty years, his adventurous desire and extensive travel experiences around the world, have had a profound influence on his work. His experiences and academic background led him to teach sculpture at the respected Saidye Bronfman Centre school of art.
In the stages of mid-career, he continues to be highly productive and exhibits on a regular basis.