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22 Miniature Ice Fishing Hut Sculptures - One Empire Wide by David Trautrimas.




One Empire Wide is a series of sculptural works exploring discarded Canadiana through scale model ice fishing huts by artist David Trautrimas. The 22 miniature models shown here, made with materials and detritus from Canadian culture, will soon be on exhibit. Details at the end of the post.

1. 'The Avro' 10 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm Etched Acrylic & Spray Paint 2012:


2.'The Bloedel' 8 cm x 14 cm x 8 cm Baltic Birch, Acrylic & Japanese Linen Card 2012:


3.'The Bomb Shelter' 6 cm x 14 cm x 11 cm Acrylic & Baltic Birch 2012:


4.'The Brewers' 14 cm x 14 cm x 10 cm Baltic Birch, Etched Acrylic & Japanese Linen Card 2012:


5.'The Champlain' 9 cm x 11 cm x 12 cm Spraypainted Acrylic & Baltic Birch 2012:


6.'The Clairtone' 9 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm Acrylic & Baltic Birch 2012:


7.The Cooper' 8 cm x 15 cm x 10cm Baltic Birch, Etched Acrylic & Japanese Linen Card 2012:


8.'DEW' 11 cm x 16 cm x 11 cm Aluminum Foil, Baltic Birch & Acrylic 2012:


9.'The Dollar' (front and back view) 9 cm x 17 cm x 9 cm Baltic Birch, Etched Acrylic & Japanese Linen Card 2012:



10.'The Eaton' 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm Etched Baltic Birch & Acrylic 2012:


11.'The Metric Movement' (front and back view) 7 cm x 16 cm x 13 cm Baltic Birch, Acrylic & Japanese Linen Card 2012:


12.'The Nordiques' 9 cm x 14 cm x 11 cm Baltic Birch, Acrylic & Japanese Linen Card 2012:


13.'The Nortel' 8 cm x 19 cm x 11 cm Baltic Birch, Spray painted Acrylic & Japanese Linen Card 2012:



14.'The Robertson' 13 cm x 13 cm x 14 cm Baltic Birch & Acrylic 2012:


15.'Sams' (front and back view) 8 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm Etched Acrylic, Baltic Birch & Japanese Linen Card 2012:


16.'The Tear Drop' 8 cm x 12 cm x 14 cm Aluminum Foil, Baltic Birch & Acrylic 2012:


17.'The Timbit' 9 cm x 14 cm x 13 cm Baltic Birch, Acrylic & Japanese Linen Card 2012:


18.'The Smoker' (front and back view) 8 cm x 15 cm x 13 cm Etched Acrylic 2012:


19.'The Tonneau' 6 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm Aluminum Foil, Acrylic & Baltic Birch 2012:


20.'TTC ZED' 9 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm Acrylic 2012:


21.'The Neighbourhood Watch' (front and back view) 11cm x 12 cm x 13 cm Baltic Birch & Acrylic 2012:


22.'The Pool' 9 cm x 16 cm x 10 cm Aluminum Foil, Baltic Birch & Acrylic 2012:


In ‘One Empire Wide’ discarded Canadiana is reinterpreted by the artist as architectural models of ice fishing huts. Akin to their full sized counterparts, these scaled down versions engage the vernacular of reclamation, but in lieu of scrap building materials they reuse the detritus of recent Canadian history for their designs. From disposable fast food containers, failed companies, defunct government commissions, abandoned corporate branding to outdated military technology and emigrant sports franchises, these discarded cultural and social fragments are thoughtfully crafted into ingenious, inhabitable structures.

Each lovely little architectural model will be made in an edition of four and available for purchase at the price of $500 a piece.


above composite © If It's Hip, It's Here, images courtesy of the artist

David Trautrimas - One Empire Wide
June 1st to July 1st
Opening Reception: June 1st 6 to 9 pm

LE GALLERY
1183 Dundas Street West
Toronto Ontario
M6J 1X3
416.532.8467

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