The movement of the human body in dance fascinated and inspired Jack Gibson for years. It led to the creation of Yonel, a life-size bronze figure of a dancer arched in a warm-up stretch and became a focal point for his garden, where other figures in bronze are fusing with nature. See video: Art in the Garden.
Jack’s friendship with First Nations people developed when he took a keen interest in native art, and he rendered a masked Kwaguilth dancer in bronze. Jack has created reproductions for the First Nations but does not market their cultural images. The experience of restoring and casting 10,000 year old artifacts for the University of British Columbia sparked his interest in that field.
Scroll down to view bronze from the "First Nations" series. Click on photo of art relief for details on the piece.