Like many sculptors today, Hide works in welded steel. He is one of the few to have broken away from the overpowering influence of Caro, whose art tends to sprawl and spread through space. Hide's art is generally compact and upright, although in the early 1990s sometimes reclined. Though fully abstract, it looks back to monolithic sculpture of the past. Composed of rhythmic folds, pleats and undulations, his works are large - often as much as 3 m high or wide - and have a commanding presence. His art is influential in Western Canada and England, can be seen in museum collections in Canada and England, and has been exhibited at commercial galleries in Edmonton, Toronto and New York.
Author TERRY FENTON
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...