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John Little is a Nova Scotian blacksmith/sculptor. He was born in Newark, New Jersey (USA) in 1943. Having received a BA from Brown University in 1965, John pursued a Master’s degree in psychology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since 1970 he has been a full-time blacksmith in East Dover, Nova Scotia. He is self-taught. John has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, with works in private and public collections. His architectural work can be found throughout Atlantic Canada. For over 35 years John has been forging iron and steel into decorative and sculptural forms. His commitment to exploration of form, technique, and innovation has consistently led him in new and exciting directions. Inspired by his lifelong involvement with percussion he has recently discovered some very interesting acousitc possibilities related to forged sculptural objects. His sound sculptures have been used in a variety of new music genres from orchestral to dance to jazz.

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