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With the Fall 2018 Collection, Sid's combination of beautiful florals, dimension and a musical tone commemorates things that have brought him joy and inspiration in life. Artistically, the Fall release follows a natural shift to a darker colour palette, mirroring the cycle of the seasons as the days begin to shorten. However, optimistic hints of brightness shine through in the imagery presented and the meanings behind them.
The Commemoration Collection displays how inner strength can allow room for growth: the ace of spades encourages us to persevere through difficult times and the diamond reminds us that through hardship, we can emerge stronger and more beautiful than before. "Honour" is a quality only we as conscientious beings can strive for and achieve, while "Dice" reminds us of life's endless possibilities. "Calla Lily," a classic and timeless bloom, is contrasted with "Cosmopolitan Flower," Sid's own conception of different florals. The "Cello" and "Cashew Apple" symbolize the sweeter things in life, whether it be a soothing melody or taking the time to enjoy the fruits of our labour. Lastly, the pineapple, the symbol of hospitality, brings warmth to the collection with its encouragement for openness and acceptance.
Sid's new Fall 2018 Commemoration Collection reminds us of how life can have trials and tribulations but still be full of light and hope. It is with this brighter outlook that we are invited to determine what we as individuals and as members of our communities want to be remembered for.
Each Memory Block is hand poured hydrostone plaster, hand painted, then finished to a porcelain-like quality and cracked to create an aged look and feel. It takes over 5 people to finish one piece, making them an individual collectible treasure.
Innovative finishes are achieved by his own process of working through experimentation with an unusual combination of materials and techniques. For some of the designs he has literally invented his own glazing formulas - structured to emphasize and challenge specific attributes of plaster and to respond to each piece's unique architectural volume.