Timothy Gillespie – A Whale Tail & Plaumu
The first is ‘A Whale Tail’.
More endangered with each day passing, the Atlantic Right Whale is a majestic beast, fighting for its very survival. Eight foot welded steel whale’s tail, returning to the Atlantic depth, the sea, sand, rocks and sky. A Whale Tale is designed using welded steel, and its dimensions are 8ft x 3ft.
The second is ‘Plamu’.
Where rivers meet the sea in Nova Scotia and her neighbours, the rushing water once teemed with these proud finned friends, known now as wild Atlantic Salmon. They were a staple of life for the inhabitants of Sipekne’katik, who fished with net and spear (saqsikwemk). As with their friend, the whale, Plamu is becoming more lonely each day. Plamu is constructed of metal and is 4ft x 6ft.
Timothy Gillespie is a Winnipeg born artist currently working in steel and other materials. His works in metal, plaster, wood, canvas, and paper have been included in solo and group shows at Green Bay Gallery, Coastline Gallery, Waterfront Gallery, and Buchanan Gallery. His work in in collections in the USA and Canada.