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Dorsey James sculptures

Sculptures of Durham

Dorsey James

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”.

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 Enchantment’.

See also Kijimba Kind

Sculptures of Durham | PDF of Dorsey's Pickering works

photography by Mary Cook, Pickering

Dorsey James' Home Place, photo by Mary Cook

PineRidge Arts Council Inc., is a not-for-profit (Public Benefit Corporation) volunteer organization established in 1989.

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Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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