Ruben Galdames

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The Mask













Day Dreamer






Your Hands are your Wings









I was born in Santiago Chile in 1948. After graduating from Architectural School at the University of Chile, I moved to Canada in 1976.


I practiced Architectural Design for many years on Vancouver Island, especially in Nanaimo. I enjoy the heritage and restoration of very important sites as well as the creation of new structures that will stand for years to come.  


After a very intense and challenging chapter in my life, dealing with my health and an encounter of life and death that gave me a new perspective in life, I discovered the media of clay a few years ago.


The clay has given me the opportunity of expression as well as a listening language that is represented in most of my sculptures. My sculptures are parts of my soul, my personality, and my fears. They represent the denial, the anger, the resentment, and finally the acceptance and the peace. They have given me the opportunity to relate to the observer in a very sacred and intimate level that which I am most grateful. They allow me to touch other souls and communicate with the world, as well as learn about parts of my inner self.     

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13B Commercial St.

Nanaimo, BC

V9R 5G3

Tel: (250) 754-7575


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