This piece is about community, its history and how it shapes our lives,” says Fredin. “Specifically, life in the Kootenays - the many small towns that dot these mountains. It is about our connection to the earth and our roots, and what we have created with what we were given. It is about the growth of self and the communities we created, and the lives that are as interlinked as the trees and flowers growing around us.
From Invermere comes the dynamic work of sculptor and studio co-owner Cajsa Fredin. Her initial offer on display at Sculpture Tour Eau Claire embodies the old adage, a “veritable riot of color”. There is much more to the work than a cornucopia of flowers, plants and vibrant colors though. ertainly there is a feel of harmony, well-being and affinity with nature to Community Garden, Heirloom Seeds. That Fredin manages to do so using what is thought by some as a cool medium makes her generously-sized sculpture that much more impressive.