Brings forth the spirit of the stone to release it’s beauty as a treasure that will endure for eternity.
Kris carves a wide variety of subjects, evoking feelings, places, legend and people. Personal commissions are always negotiable, and it is very satisfying when the idea of the client is manifested in a physical form. All sculpture, large and small are a journey, and hold a story. While some are difficult to let go, it is always comforting to know that they find homes with loving collectors. “It can be such a treat to visit the pieces in their new homes and to see their new owners appreciating them as much, if not more than I can”.
Kris is a “storyteller in stone” and seeks to “bring forth the spirit of the stone to release its beauty as a treasure that will endure and last for eternity.”
Selected Previous Works
Kris is a Status, Ojibway Treaty Indian, and is currently the elected Chief of his community, Kawartha Nishnawbe First Nation. Kris lives north of Peterborough close to the site of the Peterborough Petroglyphs which dates back over a thousand years and is recognized as the largest single concentration of rock carvings in Canada.
Kris’ art is a continuation of this spirit and tradition of rock carving. His style has a balance of innovative, modern and traditional elements which have led to a growing recognition of his work across Canada and the world. His work has been noted in periodicals including Insight, Art Impression and Collectibles, MacLeans Magazine, Spacing, Satruday Night Magazine, and Readers Digest.
Pieces of Kris’ art are held in the personal and private collections of Politicians, Professional Athletes, Musicians and Corporations. This includes George Bush Sr., Nelson Mandela, Prince Andrew, Justin Trudeau, Nik Antropov, Brian Skinner, Keech Rainwater (Lonestar), Anne Murray, Bill Cosby and the National Bank of Canada.
Draws on his heritage and his surroundings as inspiration for each carving he creates.
Translated into intricate soapstone and wood carvings, or acrylics on canvas or hide.