Working with our stone fabricator - Mauro Marmi snc. in Pietrasanta, LU Italy!

Here you can see John buying some rock in a stone yard, then being cut up to a desired size to have it then put under the CNC machine. In a few days the sculpture was "roughed out" for John to finish it by hand. For John it is the first time to try this approach. It takes time to cut down the rock in order to make sure there are no flaws in the block, then a few days on the machine. With this approach you could make editions, like in Bronze casting. John is finishing it now.... more images to come! 

 

 

June 13th, 2020: The exhibition on form 20 is now online!

On form is legendary, a biennial exhibition concentrating on sculpture in stone only, usually exhibited over a month at the amazing Asthall Manor near Burford, England in a park like setting. This year 35 artists are featuring hundreds of artworks!

Vanessa is represented with 3 large scale works and three small sculptures. For a limited time these are available to buy through

on form sculpture located at Asthall Manor, England.

Go online and find her work on the official website:

Vanessa Paschakarnis at on form 20 online!

... or find some info on her website at

sculpture by vanessa at on form 20.

 

Please contact us or on form directly if you are interested in acquiring these artworks.

 

 

Visit at our stone fabricator in Pietrasanta, Italy. Mauro Marmi has done a wonderful job in fabricating the monolithic bases out of a beautiful black granite for the sculpture at the Queen's Marque.

See below a few images of the casting of the stainless steel components at Polich Tallix foundry in upstate New York.

 

 

We are excited to announce that we have been working on some exciting new projects.

 

John Greer is placing a new

large-scale public art installation

in a new development at the

waterfront in Halifax harbour,

Queen's Marque .

Installation is set to be late summer 2020.

 

 

Vanessa Paschakarnis has been chosen to take part

in this year's on form 20 exhibition in England.

Due to the Covid 19 measures it will be an online exhibition starting June 12th and running through September 2020.

 

More info is on the website of

on form 20

with Vanessa's page that will continue to evolve with more work that she is currently creating in her studio in Pietrasanta, Italy.

 

Image: Bestia Romana, photo by: Riccardo Benassi

 

 

 

John and Vanessa are busy planning their personal studio in Pietrasanta, Italy. Here they are able to create work in the vicinity of the unique infrastructure of the Italian marble world and the multitude of art foundries just at their doorstep.

They are in the process of making their new apartment part of Studio Paradiso.

 

John Greer added a major sculpture

to a private art collection in Virgina, USA.

The St. Bride's Farm Sculpture Collection

is an mindblowing showcase of contemporary sculpture

in the rolling hills of the Virgina landscape.

John is excited to be part of this

selected group of artists

with his sculpture "Siren's Echo".

 

More images will follow.

on form 18 - June 10th - July 8th, 2018

John Greer and Vanessa Paschakarnis are taking part in this large group exhibition at Asthall Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire in England, featuring 40 artists that are exhibiting sculpture exclusively in the medium stone. 

For more information of the exhibition please go to: www.onformsculpture.co.uk 

and for the respective artist pages please go to: 

John Greer at on form 18

Vanessa Paschakarnis at on form 18

Below to the left: Balanced by John Greer, top right: Falena by Vanessa Paschakarnis, bottom right: Capricornos 1 + 2 

Newly refurbished: Canadian Aid Worker's Monument: Reflection, 2001 by John Greer

This monument was designed and realized by John Greer for the Canadian Aid Workers that wer killed abroad. It is recogdnized and celebrated as one of the few places in Ottawa where a monument celebrates piece, not war. It is a place of reflection and silence. More images will follow.

The monument is located on Sussex Drive in close vicinity to the French Embassy and the Rideau Falls. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

It is part of the National Capitol Collection.

Award of Merit: Public Places and Civic Spaces for the  Canadian Building Trades Monument

The Canadian Building Trades Monument is a permanent public art installation located on a 100m² site in Major’s Hill Park, Ottawa, ON. The monument honours and celebrates the men and women who build Canada every day and commemorates the losses they have endured in the workplace. It was unveiled on May 16, 2017 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The monument consists of a public plaza, sculptural and topographical elements, engraved benches, lighting and a commemorative plaque. Its most prominent feature is a pair of oversized plumb bobs made of Cambrian black granite and mounted on stainless steel pins. Plumb bobs have been used as tools in construction projects since ancient times and here they symbolize the intersection of earthly gravity and human ingenuity.

Project Team

  • John Greer; Intercontinental Sculpture Inc.
  • Duncan Patterson; MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Ltd.
  • Annie Hillis; Annie Hillis Consulting
  • Dorota Grudniewicz; National Capital Commission
  • Canada's Building Trades Unions; Project Owner / Developer

Jury Comments

The elegant shape used in the installation is human scaled and is like a tool. The project is thoughtfully detailed, contemporary and provides simplicity of a special idea that is open to interpretation. It creates a destination along a key route.

Unveiling of "The Rule of Law is a Reflection of Us All" -

"La primauté du droit est un reflet de nous tous" on October 24th, 2017

John greer adds new sculpture to the McMurtry Gardens of Justiceni Toronto, Ontario Canada! 

The Sculpture Garden is located between Osgoode Hall and the Courthouse, the west side of Nathan Phillips Square.

Unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument

on May 16th, 2017 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!

Duncan Patterson, architect with Brian MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple, John Greer, artist, Intercontinental Sculpture Inc., Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vanessa Paschakarnis, artist / project manager Intercontinental Sculpture Inc. on the day of the unveiling. 

 John Greer & Brian MacKay-Lyons win competition to build Canadian Building Trades Unions Monument in Ottawa!    Announced in early 2016

 

Design for Canadian Building Trades Monument / Photo Rendering courtesy MLS Architects
Visualization for Canadian Building Trades Monument designed by John Greer and Brian MacKay-Lyons
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