Jack Gibson - Sculptor

Fusing Art to Nature.

After operating his own art gallery in the Vancouver, BC area, Jack and his wife moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2009 and set up his studio and showpiece home in Garden Bay. The movement of the human body in dance fascinated the sculptor for years and led to the creation of Yonel, a life-size bronze figure of a dancer arched in a warm-up stretch. It became a focal point for his garden and is joined in his hilly front yard by another dancing figure in bronze, the Dream Duster.

Since then the sculptor has created multiple fascinating figurines to enhance gardens and fuse art to nature.

View Video: Art in the Garden by Jack Gibson

Figures On The Coast

Gibson Public Art Gallery, February 2013.  Jack Gibson and nine other Sunshine Coast Artists interpret the human body.

King's Prey

I have studied Chinook and Coho salmon for many years, I have carved them, painted them, formed them in many mediums – and now have created this composition in a grid form using cold metal for the most accurate detail. They hand carved in wax, cast in silicone rubber, produced in polymer resin-metal combination, polished, patina-fused and coated for protection.

The total edition is 220 pieces that can form different compositions in groups of 6, 9, 12, 16, 20 or more, with a price per unit of $500.00 unframed and $ 650.00 framed.

Set of 6 = $3000.00
Set of 9 = $4500.00
Set of 12 = $6000.00
Set of 16 = $8000.00
Set of 20 = $10000.00

All compositions are mounted on a solid backing with rails to hang on the wall the sides of the salmon are 1 3/4 inches in thickness.

Dream Duster - Work in Progress

Dream Duster
22 x 12 x 9 inches
Edition of /24

As I watched a contemporary dance group it was one performer in particular that caught my eye. Her movements were bold and her features were unique. She did a solo performance within the group and the ending pose of the performance remained etched in my thoughts for over a decade. I thought of how those features could be interpreted into a bronze. As she would continually resurface in my mind the magic of her pose began to reconstruct into the form in which I would sculpt her. However, it was always her face that I saw clearly and the patina's that I would use on this imaginative piece. Her face was definitely going to be my starting point. Fortunately, I was able to find a model not too far away from my new home on the Sunshine Coast. The model was able to help me to start creating my vision. Inspired by one pose in particular..Dream Duster began to form. Now, my vision moved from her face to her unique pose. With the models help I could work with the pose in a concrete form. As I started to sculpt this piece that I had been envisioning for over a decade, like everything else I seem to start it evolved into something more special to me. Perhaps some of my own spirit meshed into this piece. As I admire this piece I always find new personality in it. Dream Duster does not seem to leave your mind and you can spend many hours gazing at her as she casts her magic on her audience. In her dance, Dream Duster is a character between worlds and as she blows her magic dust at you she can make you in to an angel or a monster. Let her cast her spell on you!

If you are interested in previewing Dream Duster before the mould is complete I always offer a special price for pre sales. I plan to have her cast with multiple patinas, a white face, red hair and lids with a terracotta body. Possibly one done in solid bronze which I will continue to contemplate as she graces my studio before going to the foundry.


Yonel Yonel
Bronze 2011 - Inquiries welcome