For his Habitat series of sculptural works, Shayne Dark removes the bark from tree branches and paints them primary colours to highlight the contrast between urban and natural settings. The branches are arranged in geometric shapes evocative of beaver lodges. This perhaps imparts a sense of self-preservation, albeit one that goes hand in hand with the need to stand out. His yellow Resurrection is not unlike a sea urchin, daring anyone to penetrate. Again, the bright colour invites, while the aggressive medium repels.
Artist: Shayne Dark
Shayne Dark is currently showing at the Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto.