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Eric Tardif
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Eric Tardif

A new artist to Artlands, Eric is based in Quebec. His works in wood are wondrous.

"In my work I use steam bending, a technique discovered by a Czech engineer that allows the moulding of wood into different shapes.

My objective is to reinvent the traditional wooden decoy ducks and to rethink how birds are represented. Using exclusively North American wood I slowly steam-bend millimetre-thin blades of wood arching each segment into the desired shape, a clean-lned mix of joined and splayed fruitwood that morph movement into form. The choice of wood adds touches that are sometimes ethereal, sometimes sombre.

My bird pieces are gracefully elongated hardwood interpretations of some of Canada's most elegant wild birds.

List of current works

Heron
sculpture in wood

£87,000

Heron

The Communion
sculpture in wood

£51,500

The Communion