Linda Wakeham is a Canadian sculptor who received her BFA from ECIAD, located in Vancouver, BC. While attending OUC and UBC as a visiting artist, her bronze sculpture Hidden Identity was exhibited during the historical “Art Walk” exhibition held in Kelowna, BC.
Linda’s inspiration and artistic process is influenced by the American abstract sculptor David Smith. His geometric metal shapes inspired her to create Infinity, a stylistic aluminum assemblage set on the cutting edge of civilization. The aluminum arches represent the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. The laser cut circles symbolize the cyclic nature of the universe. Infinity is a geometric design stylistically linked together with steel rods which are hand bolted to secure this 5 x 5 x 5 foot frame which weighs 150 lbs. Linda is interested in working with industrial materials, juxtaposed against nature, to arouse an emotional response from her viewers. Infinity is a stratum of aluminum layers grounded at the base of “Layer Cake Mountain,” a geognosy fused in both time and space.