Gerald Sandau is a Canadian Artist, Based in Fraser Valley, BC. From a young age, Sandau felt a strong connection to the Canadian landscape and the people and wildlife that inhabit it. Over the years he has developed his carving skills and a keen eye for detail and form in sculpture. Starting out by carving his own toys at his home ranch in Saskatchewan, armed with a simple jackknife, carving became a serious hobby throughout his working life in Fire and Rescue, firstly for the Royal Canadian Air Force and then later in a civilian setting.
Originally, Sandau focused on wood carving. The materials were readily available and natural to work with. It wasn’t until an accident in 1995, resulting in limited use of his left hand, that Sandau turned his attention to stone as a medium. “One does not move a three hundred pound piece of stone around, one move’s around it.” Incredibly, with the limited use of his left hand and no formal training in the Arts, Gerald can turn large lumps of stone into detailed three dimensional images.