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

Lydia Ilarion
1225 St. Marc #1102
Monteal, PQ
H3H 2E7
514 989-8347

Lydia was born in Sophia, Bugaria. Her original education is from the School of Fine and Applied Arts, Sofia, followed up with further studies in sculpture with I. Lazarov at The Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. After moving to Montreal and becoming a Canadian citizen in 1990 , see undertakes a BFA (Design Art) from Concordia University. In 1998 she founds ILADESIGN - a studio for unique art jewelry metal art and design.
One interesting past project was her time spent teaching art jewelry at the Anual Artistic Workshop in Inukjuak, Nunavit in 2003. Lydia contributed (quite impressive!) pieces to both ‘Reflections of the Conquest’ and ‘Out of the Fiery Furnace’ at the Woodstock Museum.

" I have always been interested in ancient cultures who have tradition in the use of zoomorphic imagery in their metal art works. My work is oriented towards exploration of ancient forms and their application to the creation of objects for contemporary use".

‘In Memory of Us’
bronze, copper, sterling silver and 24kt gold. Lost wax casting and construction
Personal Collection of the Artist

This bronze urn in a shape of a dome is a final resting place for two people and their dog. and their love for each other.
The container is build as a sculptural group with three proportionate volumes for ashes and one central form unifying the three. It is built as a sculptural group represents a man, a woman, a dog and their animal guardian spirit. The shapes are derived from the results of my research on the Native American's use of animal imagery as guiding spirits and protectors. They are rendered as a 'human - animal metamorphose ' and are joined together with a fourth piece. The top element is in a shape of a sun, covered with gold, designed to lock the containers and symbolize the binding emotion by which this people wish to be remembered.


Text and Objects copyright the individual artist. A general statement of copyright can be found HERE