“Be in charge of your own training – don’t let market forces or fashion or teachers tell you what is good and proper art.’’
Stone and cement artist Uwe Foehring moved to Ottawa 25 years ago and started carving about 15 years ago. He worked in international development, living in many countries and was influenced by the new cultures that he encountered.
When Uwe starts a stone carving, he usually has a rough idea of what he wants to create, but he says that at some point in the process his hands take over from his brain in the shaping process. Sometimes too, news events, injustices, nature or other factors may influence the outcome of his work.