The artist loves to play with mixed media and in this piece, brings together wood, steel and the yellow brick that is well-known in southwestern Ontario. The yellow colour comes from there being less iron in the clay in that area. This is a fun sculpture to display on a desk or bookcase.
The Artist: Glenn Rivison was born in New Zealand, raised in Peterborough, Ontario, and currently lives in Cambridge, Ontario. He has spent time living and traveling abroad in Europe, Africa, and most recently completing a two year, top to bottom cycling tour of the Americas. Glenn studied political and economic development at Trent University, but over the past ten years he has developed his artistic abilities, focusing on creating one-of-a-kind mobiles. “After trying my hand at a variety of artistic mediums, I’ve found kinetic sculpture to be the most engaging. The subtle dynamics and shifting compositions of mobiles make them fascinating both to work with and to contemplate as finished products. I initially began creating mobiles using primarily found and recycled objects, enticed by the possibility of providing surprising new contexts for them...now I also design and build stained glass shapes and structures for many of them. Beyond producing playful original mobiles, I endeavor to create works of art that inspire a sense of wonder.”