Kathi Bond

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Artist Statement

I love stone – locked in the earth for millions of years, each one has it own story to tell. I feel privileged to be able to release that story and let it be told.

From the first moment I was introduced to stone carving, I felt a connection to, and passion for, stone. I love working with alabaster, soapstone, marble, brucite, chlorite, limestone, pyrophyllite and granite. I began my carving education at a weekend soapstone carving workshop and was immediately hooked. I continued my stone education at the Art Academy of Vancouver and numerous workshops and symposia through the years, including the West Coast Sculpture Association (WCSA) symposium at Cowichan Lake, the Northwest Stone Sculptors’ Association (NWSSA) symposium in Mount Vernon, Washington and most recently, the first annual Vancouver Spring Workshop with George Pratt and Michael Binkley.

My passion is the wildlife genre, bears, whales, and starfish, but my real voice sings at its best with frogs. My interest in frogs began years ago with trips to the local aquarium, where my friend (now a world-renowned Herpetologist) Dr. Taran Grant would take me on behind-the-scenes tours of the wonderful world of these fascinating amphibians. Eventually, his enthusiasm for the shape, anatomy & lines, along with a never-ending supply of photos of the world’s most interesting frogs in their natural habitat, inspired me to carve frogs.

My sculptures can be found in the Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay, Victoria, Gallery 421 in Kelowna, the White Dog Whistler Gallery, Gainsborough Galleries in Calgary, Alberta and Towne Square Gallery in Oakville, Ontario. In addition to gallery representation, I have done work for numerous corporate and private collectors.

Always eager to inspire a new generation of stone carvers, I teach soapstone carving workshops at schools and community centres. I am past President of the West Coast Sculpture Association and am an active member of the Northwest Stone Sculpture Association and the Sculptors’ Society of BC.

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