Sculpture

Norman Fournier sculpts in stone and other materials.

Gesture of Grief
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“Gesture of Grief”

Approximately 48" high, plaster and mixed media.

Artist’s Statement

In “Gesture of Grief” my intentions are to talk about injustice, discrimination, racism, hatred, and white supremacy.

Why all the lies about the Indigenous Peoples?
Why the disinformation?
No Indigenous Women = No Indigenous Children.
No Indigenous Children = No Indigenous Peoples.
No Indigenous Peoples = No Aboriginal Title.
Genocide is a broom that sweeps clean.

Whistling Past the Graveyard

“Whistling Past the Graveyard”

Approximately 54" x 30" x 10", wire, mixed media.

The RCMP admits to approximately 1300 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. There are millions more that are not indexed and stretch back to first contact with European Settlers in the late 1500s where no Indigenous Woman was granted a name, but merely called “S***w.”

“Mea Culpa”

Approximately 15" high, alabaster, Calgary, Canada.

“What is a Box”

Colleen Stan was kidnapped in 1977 by a man and his wife, and held as a sex slave for seven years. She was brainwashed, tortured and raped. Her captor accomplished this by locking her head in a purpose-built box, and keeping her under the marital bed.

My piece is a vicarious self-portrait for her kidnapper. It is my contention that he must have been, in part, motivated and enabled by the many sexualized images of women that we, as a society, are confronted with on a daily basis. These images are targeted at both men and women in mass-media publications. In fact, I pulled the images that line the inside of the box — which doubles for the inside of Colleen Stan’s kidnapper’s head — from one issue of Vogue magazine. The images include sexualized presentations of women from all strata of society, including very young women not long out of girlhood.

The box is constructed of Fomecor, as is the lock and hasp. The images are applied using matte gel medium, and the box is painted acrylic white. It is assembled using sewing pins and white glue.

What is a Box

“What is a Box”

Approximately 16" cube, fomecore.

Get Used to This View - photo by Manpreet Singh

“Get Used to This View”

Approximately 14' x 18' x 12' high, suspended 16' from the ground; paper, wood, misc. consumer hardware.

Get Used to This View

“Get Used to This View”

Approximately 14' x 18' x 12' high, suspended 16' from the ground; paper, wood, misc. consumer hardware.

Get Used to This View

“Get Used to This View”

Approximately 14' x 18' x 12' high, suspended 16' from the ground; paper, wood, misc. consumer hardware.

“Raven Steals the Sun”

Approximately 3", jade and opal, North Vancouver, Canada.

Omega

“Omega”

Approximately 13", soapstone.

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“Pocahontas”

Soapstone, approximately 36" high, soapstone, work in progress.

Mabel Portrait Bust

“Mabel Portrait Bust”

Clay, unfired, lifesize.

“Bison”

Approximately 12" long, soapstone, Lethbridge, Canada.

“Icarus”

Approximately 18" long, soapstone, for sale.

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