ARTISTS arrow ERIC TARDIF

The Nest
Title: Maestro
Medium: Oak/Marble
Dimension:
Price: $4,800.00
Title: The Morning Flight
Medium: Wood - Cherry on rice paper
Dimension: 44 x 34
Price: $2,500.00
Title: The Nest
Medium: Elm/ Bronze
Dimension: 20 x 18 x 16
Price: $3,000.00
Title: Toward the Sky
Medium: Wood - B. Walnut
Dimension: 16 x 43 x 12
Price: $1,980.00
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Eric Tardif

Maestro The Morning Flight The Nest
Toward the Sky

BIOGRAPHY

Tardif



Inspired by nature, but also the art of the First nations of Quebec and Western Canada, Eric Tardif is sensitive to the expressive possibilities and endless wood. His passion for birds, their elegance and grace in movement, becoming, for him, as many sources of inspiration that stimulate his imagination and creation. But the figure remains for him only a starting point, it can not fully communicate his vision without the presence of a certain share led by the evocative impressions of abstraction. Also, his sculptures are "metaphorical", sculpting becomes a way to capture the flight of birds as well as to represent themselves in their first form. However, through research and development of a technique increasingly refined by the choice of a wood species from another, his contemporary work remains in a perpetual artistic migration .
The innovative character of his works have earned him a number of awards in Japan. Recently, his works Tribute to Audubon (2013) and The Nest (2012) were selected for the exhibition Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wisconsin in United States.

Awards and Exhibition

2013 Selected at Birds in Art, International Expo, L. Y. Woodson Art Museum, U.S.A
2013 Selected at Art of the Animal Kingdom XVIII, Bennington, Vermont, U.S.A.
2013 Selected at Algonquin Art Centre, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON, Canada
2013 Southeastern Wildlife International Exposition, Charleston, SC, U.S.A.
2012 Selected at Birds in Art, International Expo, L. Y. Woodson Art Museum, U.S.A.
2005 Marcella Frank Award 2e Prize Sculpture, W.S.O.A.E., New York City, U.S.A.
2003 Janet Summer Memorial Award 1st Prize, Greenwich Village, New York City, U.S.A.
2003 Special Prize, L'Art Actuel France - Japan, Tokyo, Japan
2001 Mayor of Kurashiki Prize, International Art Exchange Exhibition, Japan
2000 Hyogo Prefecture Governor's best foreign artist prize, Japan

 

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