Conrad Sarzynick is a self taught artist whose prominent medium is sculpture in wood. He grew up in southern Ontario where he began sculpting in the mid 1990s. Since 1999 he has lived permanently in British Columbia, Canada, first in Vancouver then moving to Powell River in 2010 where he lives today. He has exhibited in galleries and group shows throughout British Columbia since 2001. Conrad is also a poet and collage artist who enjoys exploring experimental vocal work with improvisational musicians.
Transforming wood into sculpture as an intuitive act of discovery. At the beginning there is only the wood, no fully conceived idea of what the final form will become. The work is improvised. Finding and uncovering the hidden yet clear vision beneath the surface, something sensed felt and pulled towards but unknown until it is fully revealed. These sculptures are created as starting points for the imagination, captured glimpses of hidden worlds that peek around the edges of everyday reality. Of smoke, of dance, of seaweed moving underwater, of swarming flocks of small birds undulating impossibly through the sky, of the movement of our own ideas and emotions. Strangely familiar organic living forms with dynamic shapes and movements reminiscent of natural forces, of birds and fish and currents of water and wind, that welcome multiple interpretations.