Bronze Statuette Commisioned to Raise Funds for MIRFC

Maskull Lasserre (www.maskulllasserre.com) was born in Alberta, Canada in 1978. He spent much of his childhood in South Africa before returning to Canada. He has a BFA from Mount Allison University (Visual Art and Philosophy), and an MFA from Concordia University (Sculpture). He now works out of studios in both Montreal and Ottawa.

Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humour and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.

Lasserre has exhibited across Canada and in the United States. He is represented in the collections of the Government of Canada (Transport Canada, DND), Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Ottawa, amongst others. He is also a recent participant in the Canadian Forces War Artist Program in Afghanistan.

This original bronze sculpture was commissioned for the MIRFC and is being auctioned off to raise funds for the club. With some 400 hours of time spent perfecting this masterpiece, Maskull has generously donated the sculpture to the club to help raise funds for our programs. It is a truly unique piece of art and the club thanks Maskull for his generosity.

Confidential silent auction bids may be submitted via phone, text or email to Jim Kellett (jkellett@3macs.com or 514-915-9344), or at www.montrealirish.com. The auction continues until October 20th, 2011. Opening bid is $2500.