PROJECTS

HEURISTIC ART PROJECTS
Dr. Irving’s art explores elements of the human experience. His extended immersion on artistic themes results in works that are a series or a project. Each of the projects listed below could be viewed as Heuristic Art and even Heuristic Art Research

THE EMBRYO SHOW SERIES
The Embryo Show Series developed into Dr. Irving's first in depth Heuristic Art Research Project. The embryo Show Series began as an art project to depict the awe and wonder of birth and becoming life. Discoveries of the Embryo Show series led to a theory of natalism and pioneering work in pre and perinatal psychology. Dr. Irving’s natalistic sculpture is graceful and is additionally valuable in collections for its importance in the worlds of art and psychology.


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THE CHILD ABUSE SURVIVOR MONUMENT PROJECT
Undertaking a National Child Abuse Monument was conceived by Dr. Irving in 1990. He shared the ideas of design, function and process of creation with other survivors, clinicians and artists. Common denominators of feed back were that it needed to be collaborative, personal and story telling. In the fall of 1995 Dr. Irving wrote a formal business plan.

After six years of conceptual inquiry and a six-month art research stage, workshops for sculpting quilt squares began in January 1997 and continued across Canada into 2001 when the primary sculpting of the “Reaching Out” figures and quilt squares was completed. The quilt squares as limited edition cast paper sculptures separate from their role on the Monument figures have significant income generating value.


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Galleries
Commissions
 
Projects
Child Abuse Monument
Embryo Show

 

 


 


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