Shayne Dark's work results from a rhythmic and organic process involving ideas, feelings, images, formal play, and structural necessity. Every aspect of the process has the potential to hold meaning, to draw upon and focus our physical and perceptual experience of the world.
Dark’s work is driven by the character of the material, but as essential as this physical aspect is, it is not the sculpture. For Dark, the sculpture lies somewhere between its clear identity as a physical thing and it psychological aspect; all that it suggests, evokes, or resembles. It is the embodiment of thoughts, feelings and attitudes.
Shayne Dark has been included in many publications, including reviews by the Globe and Mail, Canadian Art Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and ESPACE magazine to name a few. Dark has received various grants and awards, including the Ontario Arts Council ‘A’ Grant in 2009. Shayne’s work can be found many collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario and HD VISION Studios in California.