Sculpture Artist Vance Theoret transforms lifeless rock to Bears with character

Dancing On The Edge Brazilian Agate-Soapstone Bear Sculpture by artist Vance Theoret

Dancing On The Edge Brazilian Agate-Soapstone Bear Sculpture by artist Vance Theoret


 When Vance Theoret holds a rough piece of soapstone in his hand, it’s not a lifeless piece of rock he sees. Through the eyes of the 100 Mile resident sculptor, it’s a myriad of possibilities waiting to come alive with the touch of his masterful hands.

When Theoret gets down to work, he brings an element of his Mohawk decent to the work bench, styling his sculptures to emulate nature and its noble creatures.

If asked to name his signature trademark, Theoret would say it’s the bear. He’s studied the musculature, the proportions and the expressions of the emperor of the forest. Then he renders and simplifies those characteristics down to a unique style that is undeniably his own.

Artist Vance Theoret

Artist Vance Theoret

His uncomplicated bear sculptures, with their sleek and flawless finish, are humourous and light-hearted and, when the opportunity arises, portray a characteristic of their owner.

In the summer of 2008 at his show booth at the Calgary Stampede, Theoret’s work caught the eye of a co-ordinator for the 2009 World Skills Competition that recently took place in Calgary. 

To meet the artist in person and view more of his new works you can see the Western Lights Artist Group Edmonton Fall Show presented by The Gallery at Picture This 959 Ordze Rd., Sherwood Park, AB on October 23th and 24th, 2009.

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