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Leo Arcand, powerful carvings

September 2nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

At About Canada, Banff one of the neat things about running the store / gallery is meeting the artist. This month we were privilged to have Leo Arcand, a well known First Nation carver, call by to see if we would like to represent his work.

Of course we jumped at the chance. Leo is a Woodland Cree sculptor from the Alexander First Nations reserve in Northern Alberta. He works mainly in soapstone, drawing his inspiration from a deep spirituality and keen belief that there must be a balance in all things.

Leo Arcand

It was a pleasure to meet him and to take on his work.

The initial pieces that we have taken are:

Grandmother Bear

Leo Arcand soapstone carving

Protecting Spirit

Leo Arcand soapstone carving

Thundering Eagle

Leo Arcand soapstone carving

My favourite is the Protecting Spirit, which is yours?.

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