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Pete Hawkins  was born in Panama in 1980. After a well-travelled upbringing in an artistic family, Pete “did the obvious thing” and studied business at university. Painting in his spare time as he pursued a career in advertising, Pete eventually decided to make the leap into a full-time artistic career and exiled himself near the Trafalgar lighthouse in Spain for inspiration.

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Skeletal Creatures Carved From Everyday Objects - Maskull Lasserre

Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre extracts the most delicate anatomical forms of animals and humans from common everyday objects like  picture frame, hanger or a bed corner.

Born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta, he has lived in South Africa and Ottawa and now lives in Montreal. Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.