Harold Sikkema
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Posted on May 14, 2014 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

Spun through the etymological wash, “DEVOTIONS” yields a dark (and delicate) set of threads. Like its Latin-rooted siblings, the word enjoys a peculiar dead-language gravitas. But even after we dig it out of its grave, “De Vovere” carries along with it the sense of a sacred vow, enveloped in the shroud of a distant churchy aura. Ancient incense wafts into view, and someone rings a bell: the cue to unfurl an enormous roll of papyrus. Coven(ant)s are made, curtains are drawn (and torn), and…


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Art Agent/Promotion, Art Criticism, Art History, Arts Ministry, Digital Imagery, Graphic Design, Iconography, Liturgical Design, Media, Museum/Gallery, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Theology, Web Design, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
My analog mind meshes media (sculptural, tactile, & photographic) with digital tools. My fallen soul strives for stewardship. I remain rooted in redemption: dust, dependant on collision with life-breath. In these tapestries I am led to mimic that creative Spirit whose knitting needles animate atoms … so that threads and pixels dance, singing of (and with) the restless wrestling human heart. Cataracts may one day fill these dim glass eyes – weak vessels for reflections of Sonatas from beyond the veil – but in such struggle beauty thrives. In my images, I reflect with local whimsy and cosmic gravity on process and pattern, voraciously exploring what lives and moves between the organic and the synthetic.
Accomplishments / CV
Landscrapes | YouMeGallery, Hamilton, Ontario | Feb, 2013
MOVE - an upwards journey | Hamilton, Ontario | April, 2012
City Beautiful | New City Church, Hamilton, Ontario | November, 2011
Artcetera - Elora Centre for the Arts | Elora, Ontario | April, 2010
Waterfront Wingfest | Hamilton, Ontario | June, 2009
Across Borders | Redeemer University, Ancaster Ontario | June, 2009
The Self-Proclaimed Artist Show | Sealed Art, Hamilton Ontario | May, 2009
play nice | McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton Ontario | April, 2009
Four Walls | McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario | March, 2009
Visual Theology (solo show) | James North Studio, Hamilton Ontario | February, 2009
The River Artists Show | Dunnville Ontario | November, 2006

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