Featuring the work of:
wood block prints
hand spun weaving
Dark Ages Re-creation Company
& Steve White
painting & drawing
Catherine VamVakas Lay
R. Scott Caple
46 Mary St.,
Scott Caple grew up in Owen Sound and was fortunate to get set on the
right road at a very early age. He attended OSCVI and Sheridan College,
graduating out in 1980. In the 28 years since, he has worked mostly as
a graphic artist, in the animation and illustration fields; there and
back again for Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, with several credits on film
and television. His interests lean to artistic pursuits such as calligraphy,
painting, drawing, modelmaking, sailing, fencing, medieval arms and armour,
movies, not to mention all these new things being served up by our digital
age; all things that require a lifetime to even begin to learn - Ars longa,
" Life is a journey and mine has been no different; it's all about
the people you meet on the way. I am grateful to have met and worked and
agreed and argued with the best of them.
But don’t forget to have a few laughs along the way."
" Thinking of Grave Goods and what it means to the artist, the idea
comes that a man's thoughts can survive the grave.
Many things are often made to place in the grave and yet do not last;
the Kings and Pharoahs of the ancient world sought immortality through
the richness of their tombs.
Yet often they were forgotten.
Think of the meaning and worth of words. Words spoken at that most important
time, when death is imminent and time is precious. "
'The Passing of Arthur'
Triptych made up of three pieces, mixed media on paper
Based on three different versions of the Passing of Arthur, from
the myths and legends of King Arthur and the Companionship of the
‘Then slowly spake Arthur from the barge,
The old order changeth, yielding place to new,
And God fulfills himself in many ways
Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.’
The legend of Arthur and the Round table has always spoken to me.
Words spoken, spoken by one close to the grave, words that live
on to inspire and help those that come after. The grave will take
men, but cannot keep their spirit.
Piece one: from La Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory, 1463
Piece two: from The Idylls of the King, Alfred Lord Tennyson,
Piece three: from The Once and Future King, T.H. White, 1958