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Kootenay Life Obelisk

Man & Machine

Year: 2024
Medium: Hand-Forged Iron
Price: $12,000
Dimensions: 84" x 16" x 16"


Paul Reimer

Cranbrook, BC

This sculpture is a poignant narrative of the ceaseless struggle to preserve our humanity amidst the ever-encroaching presence of technology and the relentless advance of the digital age.


Born in Calgary and raised in Crawford Bay, Cranbrook artist Paul Reimer grew up surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of the Kootenay region, which instilled in him a love of nature that inspires his art. At age 15, he began his blacksmithing apprenticeship at the Kootenay Forge, moving on to become head blacksmith at Fort Steele Heritage Town at 20, then starting his own blacksmithing business at 26. Family and community involvement are the most important elements of Paul's life, and he's been proud to facilitate community building through his art.

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