Mark Birksted, ‘Truth Series No 1’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Mark Birksted, ‘Truth Series No 1’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Mark Birksted, ‘Truth Series No 1’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Mark Birksted, ‘Truth Series No 1’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Mark Birksted, ‘Truth Series No 1’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Mark Birksted, ‘Truth Series No 1’, 2014, Oeno Gallery
Mark Birksted, ‘Truth Series No 1’, 2014, Oeno Gallery

This steel sculpture has aspirations. Stretching upward, it achieves elegance and simplicity. The rusted steel elements evoke a sense of time, but it is unmistakably stretching to the future.

Birksted is a young Canadian sculptor. His large scale works have been accepted every year for the past three years into Oeno's sculpture garden exhibition. He has recently turned his attention to forms which can reside indoors.

His apprenticeship with sculptor Shayne Dark has taught him consummate professionalism in his technique and craftsmanship, but the vision is absolutely his own.