2016 - Finaliste, catégorie artistes professionnels et Prix coup de coeur, Concours d'artistes récupérateurs, Coaticook QC.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau,Minister of International Development and La Francophonie presented the award to the artist
In the summer of 2015, Norman was commissioned to carve a giant lake sturgeon out of a 12'' x 8''x 8 ft pine beam. I finished Charlie the Sturgeon in July 2016.
Opening Charlie's mouth and the wood stain phase
Délivrance incomplète / Broken Redemption
Musée Bruck, Cowansville, QC
March 13 - April 24, 2016
Sharon Robinson (sharonrobinson.ca) and I explore the concept of liberation: political liberation, liberation from certain patterns of behaviour, liberation from relationships that seems to keep us not feeling genuine and liberation from our own self identification. It is a life-long quest that only becomes partially fulfilled.
"Redemption comes to those who wait, forgiveness is the key". Tom Petty.
The two artists explore art as a fractured liberation using various media: printmaking, assemblage, collage and sculpture.
Norman participated in the Peace Puzzle Project, the printing of a giant woodblock print 4 ft x 8 ft with 160 participating international artists under the supervision of Maria Arango, Artist Project Director, Las Vegas, Nevada.
http://1000woodcuts.blogspot.ca/search/label/peacepuzzle. Go to Peace in Print: 160 Artists Make Peace and click on the image
In addition to the exhibition at Musée Bruck, the giant print will be shown at Creative Framing and Gallery, Oakland, California from March 1st to April 30th 2016.
In the fall of 2013 Norman had an engraving press custom-built for him and spent the winter
printing many prints.
He also embarked on an agricultural heritage project honouring the rich traditions of the Eastern
Townships by conceiving a welded sculpture out of discarded tillage equipment.
The sculpture will be unveiled at the exhibition at Musée Beaulne August 17 - September 28, 2014.
He is busy preparing for upcoming shows in 2015.