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Dennis Hudson

Artist Bio: 

I am Dennis Hudson.  I was born in Fort Smith, NT in 1959.  My parents are Tom Hudson and Florence Brown, Metis People.  My Father was a hunter and a mechanic, my Mother was hardworking and they taught me love and strength.

As a child I realized my incredible imagination.  As a young student we had good art teachers and they encouraged me.  When I was only six years old, Sonny MacDonald, a Master Carver, married my sister Helen.  I became very interested in three dimensional sculpture as Sonny taught me to use the tools and various materials like stone, wood, antler, ivory, buffalo horn, etc.  I came to realize the materials held the form of your creation within it.  I learned to reveal the vision hidden in the shapes and form of natural materials.

Over the years I developed a varied style of carving.  I carve animals in stone and they can be smooth and abstract or they can be detailed and textured.  As the subject changes the finish or final concept could differ greatly.  I try to create each object in a new pose or using my knowledge of anatomy, movement can oftern be portrayed with a static piece. Sometimes the grain or matrix will work like magic to accentuate my design.  It is exciting for me.

Last Updated: November 2, 2015
Region: 
South Slave
Community: 
Fort Smith
Primary Art Type: 
Address: 
General Delivery
P.O. Box 1438
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0
Phone: 
(867) 621-0092

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