Big Bowl O' Canada Sculptural Firebowl
The Big Bowl O Canada takes it's name from Canada's National Anthem, composed in 1880 by Calixa Lavallée, a talented musician whose father worked as a woodcutter, blacksmith and luthier. Although many variations of the song exist, in multiple languages, the tune is the same for all. I couldn't resist the connection between music and sculpture, between firebowls, lumberjacks and blacksmithing. The idea of art arising from hard work, skill and a grounding in the natural world is at the heart of this design.
The motif was inspired by a custom Great Bowl O' Fire for a Calgary client who requested a stylized flame in the shape of a maple leaf. I liked the results so much that it moved me to create a design especially for the Great White North.
I've shipped firebowls all across Canada, from Vancouver to Halifax. As the second largest land mass on earth, that's a lot of ground to cover. Filled with natural beauty and wonders, peopled by folks who love the outdoors, I can't think of any place that has more use for a firebowl that is solid and durable, beautiful and meaningful, large enough to gather a group of friends under a huge night sky