James Hart (7idansuu)

James Hart (7idansuu)

#The Three Watchmen

WHISTLER, CANADA

Sculptor and hereditary Haida chief James Hart (7idansuu) is widely known for his contemporary interpretations of traditional Haida sculpture. His works have been included in prominent public and private collections across Canada and abroad.

In November 2021, Hart’s public artwork The Three Watchmen was unveiled at Whistler’s Audain Art Museum. His incredible six-meter-tall sculpture depicts the Three Watchmen who serve as sentinels, watching out for danger and keeping people safe.

To realise The Three Watchmen, master carver Hart created a 7-foot carved wooden maquette, which was 3D scanned and digitally upscaled within UAP’s North American studio and foundry in Rock Tavern, New York. Working with Hart, UAP’s craftspeople created and refined the upscaled patterns and using the lost-wax casting process cast the final work in bronze.

James Hart, The Three Watchmen, c. 2021
bronze with red ocher patina
Audain Art Museum Collection
Funded by the Audain Foundation

Photography by Scott Brammer & Chris Roque

#Services provided

Consultancy

Materiality & Construction Advice

Manufacturing

Digital Sculpting & 3D Modelling
Design Development Support
Pattern Making
Lost Wax Casting & Sand Casting
Welding & Fabrication
Finishing & Patina

Preservation

Installation

#Project summary

Creative

James Hart (7idansuu)

Artwork Title

The Three Watchmen

Project

Audain Art Museum Public Art Commission

Client

The Audain Museum

Year

2021

Location

Whistler, Canada

Build

UAP

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