A Juried Exhibit of Contemporary Artisans
Woodstock Museum - Woodstock Ontario
September 5 to November 1 - 2008

Grave Goods

Featuring the work of:

Caz Bently
wood block prints
Daniel Bernyk
metal scuplture
Pat Burns-Wendland
hand spun weaving
Scott Caple
Larry Cluchey
wood turning
Catherine Crowe
Dark Ages Re-creation Company
living history
Sandra Dunn
& Steve White

Dianne Edwards
Kelly Green
wood carving
Allison Hamilton
Lydia Ilarion
fine metalwork
David Ivens
Lloyd Johnson
forged metals
Mary Lazier
Elsa Mann
Darrell Markewitz
forged metals
Rosemary Molesworth
Kelly Probyn-Smith
Mark Puigmarti
forged metals
David Robertson
forged metals
Brenda Roy
fine metalwork
Rob Schweitzer
tablet weaving
Graeme Sheffield
forged metals
A.G. Smith
Steve Strang
painting & drawing
Ruth Swanson
Kathryn Thomson
blown glass
Mark Tichenor
Laura Travis
stone carving
Catherine VamVakas Lay
blown glass
Sara Washbush
fine metalwork
Brigitte Wolf
stained glass

R. Scott Caple
46 Mary St.,
Brampton, ON
L6W 2R2

Scott Caple grew up in Owen Sound and was fortunate to get set on the right road at a very early age. He attended OSCVI and Sheridan College, graduating out in 1980. In the 28 years since, he has worked mostly as a graphic artist, in the animation and illustration fields; there and back again for Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, with several credits on film and television. His interests lean to artistic pursuits such as calligraphy, painting, drawing, modelmaking, sailing, fencing, medieval arms and armour, movies, not to mention all these new things being served up by our digital age; all things that require a lifetime to even begin to learn - Ars longa, vita brevis!

" Life is a journey and mine has been no different; it's all about the people you meet on the way. I am grateful to have met and worked and agreed and argued with the best of them.
But don’t forget to have a few laughs along the way."
" Thinking of Grave Goods and what it means to the artist, the idea comes that a man's thoughts can survive the grave.
Many things are often made to place in the grave and yet do not last; the Kings and Pharoahs of the ancient world sought immortality through the richness of their tombs.
Yet often they were forgotten.
Think of the meaning and worth of words. Words spoken at that most important time, when death is imminent and time is precious. "

'The Passing of Arthur'
Triptych made up of three pieces, mixed media on paper
Based on three different versions of the Passing of Arthur, from the myths and legends of King Arthur and the Companionship of the Round Table.

‘Then slowly spake Arthur from the barge,
The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfills himself in many ways
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.’

The legend of Arthur and the Round table has always spoken to me. Words spoken, spoken by one close to the grave, words that live on to inspire and help those that come after. The grave will take men, but cannot keep their spirit.

Piece one: from La Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory, 1463

Piece two: from The Idylls of the King, Alfred Lord Tennyson,

Piece three: from The Once and Future King, T.H. White, 1958


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