Laird Campbell [Certified Visual Artist – Duncan, BC, Canada]
Laird Campbell is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Duncan, BC, Canada.
Since the late 60’s, Laird Campbell has executed works in photography, glass, bronze, paper, canvas, mixed media, and wood. He has exhibited in Canada, the USA, and internationally.
Laird was born in Glasgow, Scotland, where his earliest influences were the applied arts, architecture, interiors, and public art. These enthusiasms fused in formal training in display and set design. He became a freelance exhibition and display artist, working in Montreal during Expo ’67. Since then, he has lived and worked at the interface between fine art and the applied arts.
In 1991, Laird moved to a small mill town in the middle of Vancouver Island where he purchased a 20,000 square foot building, built in 1928, of first-growth Douglas Fir. The building was in a state of neglect and decay, while the material it was built from had retained its integrity. He found inspiration in the wood and dismantled parts of the building to produce furniture and “Wood Assemblages”: abstract and suggestive compositions made through the manipulation of geometry by piecing together many various-sized pieces of wood.
Laird Campbell slide view of selected artworks 2020 through to 2000. Wood assemblages of reclaimed tongue and groove.
See more work, visit lairdcampbellart.com