Irene Sirko

Biography

In 2013, Sirko was elected into the Sculptors Society of Canada and also a member of Ukrainian Association of Visual Artists of Canada. She recently received 5 th Place for her sculpture in the Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery. At the Biennial Open Juried Exhibition of the Colour & Form Society, she received the Sculpture Award, and the Award of Distinction for Artistic Excellence by Artscape at the Queen West Art Crawl. Her work is included in private collections internationally and have also completed commissions. To date, her work has participated in many group shows including at The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Oseredok Gallery, and John B. Aird Gallery. Most recently, she participated in The Artist Project.

Artist Statement

The basis for my creativity in stone can be summarized as FEEL, FLOW & FORM. Focusing on the abstract allows my creativity to find its own end. When working with stone, I am constantly feeling the curves and lines that I am creating. Feeling the stone then dictates what follows next. The continuous flow of the work is critical. In the end, the form is pleasing to the eye and flows as a whole. I sculpt in soapstone, alabaster and limestone and develop my sculptures slowly to allow the material to direct my hands and reveal its form over time. My style is to create sculptures that are simple, diverse and organic in nature. People use their imagination to experience the sculpture on a personal level.

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