Town of Canmore

23 Reasons to Smile - Cedar Mueller

Flowers make everything happy and beautiful. In our long Canmore winters by the time March comes around, we can hardly wait for the spring flowers. Unfortunately we still have a bit of a wait so 23 reasons to smile is meant to brighten your winter day with a bit of flower joy!

 These flowers are all made from found steel- old cars, a school bus, and an old tractor.


The Artist

Cedar grew up on a farm in the Chilcotin Region of British Columbia and spent most of her childhood on the back of her horse.  She attended school to become a wildlife biologist and completed a Master’s degree studying grizzly bears in the Canadian Rockies. Cedar has always enjoyed painting horses and wildlife. Several years ago she also discovered the enjoyment of being a metal sculptor.  Cedar learned to weld from a helpful neighbour and began collecting interesting rusted pieces of old metal.

Much of the metal for Cedar’s sculptures comes from the area where she grew up - old farms and ranches filled with an interesting history and the metal that still remains. Most of her subsequent pieces have been purchased by collectors in western Canada, with a few awards along the way, including Best of Show in 3D at the Calgary Stampede Art Auction for two years in a row.

Cedar lives in Canmore with her husband, Rod, and two kids, Tiegan and Osa.

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