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Blake Senini

Blake Senini is one of Alberta’s most highly regarded sculptors. Blake was born in 1954 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in Sculpture in 1975 and his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 1981. Blake is the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, for over 40 years. Blake lives and works in Calgary, Alberta and is a Professor Emeritus of the Sculpture Department at the Alberta College of Art and Design.


For Gods Only...


I am, at this point, just following somewhere that the work seems to direct me, and it is a place, in terms of Sculpture or Art, that I desire to be...I just let work go

where it wants to...and the more I get into these things, the more they take me into

ideas and areas unknown previously...all I have to do is follow, and believe that where

they are going is interesting ...funny thing is, they always surprise me...and the more I

let them have their way... the more they talk back to me, and eventually show me the path...I just have to remember to get out of the way.

There you have

it ...that is my art.


Jan. 01 / 2021

Artist Statement


A stream of smoke from the tip of a cigarette

a stain left on a countertop from a cup of coffee in the morning

a fountain of spirits pouring from a bottle in the evening

a shadow faithfully following someone or something through a field

a fleeting sound that passes by undecipherable to all ears

a mysterious light flickering over the water

a lost forgotten object hiding under a table somewhere

a past memory that struggles to be reborn

a nervous bird on the branch of a tree in the wind

a photograph from the past that remains unknown

a loved one that can still remember the words to that song

a longing to believe in something larger than this

a last breath of life from a long time friend


these are some of the things that interest me …at this moment


Jan. 30 / 2021

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