McCOMBER, Steve (1955)

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Born in Kahnawake, Quebec, Steve McComber is a Mohawk (Iroquois) sculptor of the Clan of the Bear. His indigenous name is Kateroton, which means Standing Root. His sculptures are created from stone (soapstone and Alabastrite) and wood. His work is recognizable largely through its use of dynamic lines. The main subjects of his sculptures are legends and stories of the Mohawk people. He likes to depict the culture and knowledge transmitted by his ancestors. Some of his pieces are part of the permanent collections of the McCord Museum, the archives of the University of McGill in Montreal and the Ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in Ottawa. He has participated in several exhibitions in Canada as well as in the United States, England, France and Australia.