Rod the Repairman

Artist: Kathryn Belzer
Size: Life size
Medium: cloth & foam over foam and wire armature
Photo: Dan Abriel

Architect John Crace of WHW Group did the original cartoon for this figure. Rod Kinnear, MT&T’s repair person in the Middle Musquodoboit area, cheerfully provided details about how he and his colleagues dress for work. This soft sculpture will always be “Rod the Repairman” to me. Telephone users can feel secure in the knowledge that Rod is on duty 24 hours every day.

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CIBC Town Crier

Artist: Kathryn Belzer
Size: Life size
Medium: Sculpture in cloth over copper armature
Photo: Dan Abriel

From the 17th to the 18th Century, in Europe, England, and England’s North American colonies, the town crier was a popular communicator. Even today, the town crier has a special place near the shores of Halifax Harbour. Our CIBC Town Crier is dressed in mid-18th century fashion, with his breeches, sleeved waistcoat, and cloak.

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St. Sedalia: The Spirit of a Colorado Ditch

Artist : Kathryn Belzer
Size: 15 cm X 44 cm X 15 cm
Medium: Pavement, trash, needle-sculpted cotton knit BVDs
Photo : Kathryn Belzer

Saint Small

In the winters of 1993 and 1994, I spent a few weeks in Colorado visiting my daughter and her husband. They lived in a new house near the village of Sedalia in the Rockies’ foothills.

Every day I walked a half mile to visit their horses. I observed both the natural environment and the litter that the persons who were encroaching in increasing numbers left behind.

At first I carried bags, one for materials that the area’s recycling program could accommodate, another for trash. I began carrying a bucket as well. The bucket was for art supplies from the ditch.

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A few words on Yarns that Inspire

In this section I will add stories of people and places that inspire me.

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A few words on my Portfolio

From characters to hold in one’s hand, to architectural installations, my dolls seek to carry on a conversation with the viewer.

An angel invites you to join in a cross-species howl-along; Laura Secord in the afterlife pensively sits on her cloud, waiting for Godiva; Louise just wants you to pass the puck. A few of these personalities populate the Photo Gallery. They love to have drop-in company, so thank you for coming to call.

To date I have added the following pieces to my Portfolio on this website:

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