May 2016, a devastating natural disaster strikes the Fort McMurray area of Alberta. The rest of Canada watches with horror and emotion the apocalyptic images of the wildfires ravaging the region, leaving behind a trail of ashes. Survivors will tell you about their home, all their belongings, their dreams that have gone up in smoke. The artist, deeply shaken by the events, has designed this work in honour of all the victims of these fires having to regain hope and perseverance to rebuild their lives.
All profits from the sale of the burnt fir and cedar wood sculpture will go to Fort McMurray to support the community in its efforts to recover. The sculpture is exhibited at TM, business centric design agency. If you are interested in seeing the sculpture please contact us by visiting the contact section on tmdesign.ca or on sculpture.joejbeily.com.
Joe Jbeily’s many sculptures have been exhibited in several cities, including at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, at the Saatchi Gallery in London, at the Art-Expo in Toronto and New York, in Atlanta, in several galleries in Miami, at the Boutique du Musée des beaux arts de Montréal, and in Mégantic as part of a symposium to mark the tragic events of July 2013.