Sculptures of Durham
Dorsey is a Pickering resident and member of PineRidge Arts Council. Now Canadian, he was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After four years as a jet aircraft mechanic in the US Air Force, he immigrated to Toronto and eventually studied Visual Arts and Education at York University. His sculptures have been exhibited across Canada as well as in the United States and Germany. He lives with his family in Pickering, Ontario, continues to teach. He was awarded a commission by the Trillium Foundation for this waterfront sculpture entitled “Home Place”.
Alex Robertson Park, Sandy Beach, Pickering, is home to many of Dorsey’s sculptures. This one, Home Place and the centre Portal, is on ‘Hydro Hill’. From here you can see many of the pieces that make up ‘Kijimba Kind’ and the entrance to the ‘Area of Enchanment’.
photography by Mary Cook, Pickering