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Lot 65   
Justin Waddell

The Rain Falls, The Sun Shines
steatite, galena, salvaged copper, beeswax, silver chain, linen, hibakujumoku branch
14.96" x 7.48" x 8.26"
Estimate $1,000

Courtesy of the artist

Much of Justin Waddell’s current work is concerned with the observation of objects through their cycles of regeneration. The branch of The Rain Falls, The Sun Shines fell from a eucalypt 740 meters from the hypocentre in Hiroshima, while the other materials were retrieved from the Slocan Valley, BC, where many of the artist’s Nikkei family were interned during WWII. Waddell’s work has been presented within artist-run centres, public galleries, festivals and private project spaces. He has previously served as the Director of Programming at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, the Director of the Stride Art Gallery Association and a board member with a number of nonprofit organizations. Waddell currently lives in Calgary where he is an Associate Professor in the School of Visual Art at the Alberta University of the Arts.