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The Garden of Art: Vic Cicansky, Sculptor

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Don Kerr
978-1-55238-122-9
(Paperback)
978-1-55238-352-0 (Institutional PDF)
$29.95 CAD / $34.95 USD
168 pages
30 colour and 50 b&w photos
Art in Profile: Canadian Art and Architecture
October 2004

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About the Book: 

Elegant, surreal, erotic, ecological, autobiographical, perpetual, populist, comic! These are the words that describe the work of noted Regina sculptor Victor Cicansky. The book celebrates the voice, life, and art of this prolific prairie-based artist. Nature, tamed or wild, informs everything he makes; worlds we recognize with pleasure, where cabbages are kings. This book is written in a style that is informed by, yet not overburdened with, critical analysis, allowing the art to speak for itself.

About the Author(s): 

Don Kerr is professor emeritus of English at the University of Saskatchewan and the poet laureate of Saskatchewan (2012). His strong sense of regionalism influences his interpretation of Victor Cicansky's work, in which he makes connections between the work and the artist's ethnic immigrant agrarian roots.

Award: 
Winner, 2005 Saskatoon Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards
Winner, Best Cover Design, 2005 Alberta Book Awards (Book Publishers Association of Alberta)
Short-listed for the 2005 Alberta Book Awards, Book Design (Book Publishers Association of Alberta)