I have been working on a most heart-breaking commission to make a stone urn for a family that lost their baby. The family sketch will be engraved on to the side once the urn is complete. The stone is dolomite from Haliburton, a hard local marble. You can see some of my tools - grinders, chisels and mallet, and diamond hand rasps. I light a candle often while I am in the shop working on this piece and think of the little spirit while walking my labyrinth. I was working on the urn during the day and during the evenings making a blanket for my newest nephew Matthew with fun fabrics:
I spent weekends cleaning out my old room & found the stone ring I had made and lost in my messy room, happy to have it back! I took old nature art that I had made long ago and had been on the walls for too long and I put them in the compost pile, this was strangely therapeutic to purge this way...
Back in November I had painted these birds (goldfinch, hawk, white-crowned sparrow) for the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Mystery Art Sale Who Art Thou? Hope they found good homes.
I cannot believe it is already February, but I still get inspired by the snow in the woods. I wrote a song yesterday and put it on soundcloud ... have a great Year of the Snake everyone!
I have studied art abroad in Dublin at Ballyfermot S.C. and
locally at Haliburton School of the Arts. I have also studied at the Dundas
Valley School of Art and McMaster University. I have a BA in Culture and
the Arts from Nipissing University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in
Expressive Arts from Sir Sandford Fleming. My stone sculptures are
usually stylized figures in a variety of stone such as Alabaster,
Haliburton Dolomite, Carrara Marble, and Indiana Limestone.
Cirvan has been working with wood for over 20 years. He completed the Craftsman Program at Rosewood School of Fine Woodworking. Cirvan has won awards for his fine designs. His style has evolved over the years from rustic to very fine. Besides fine furniture, Cirvan is highly skilled at building custom windows and doors which he did for the S.S. Bigwin Steamship in Dorset in 2010. Cirvan is also a timber framer. Contact Cirvan for your custom woodworking needs.