A childhood pastime
As WE go up another WE go down
There are those times of highs times of lows
Within the toss of die our movements our emotions one’s life
We experience a lifting of self and at times the clouds of a heavy heart
The roll of the dice resides within the every day.
Seven snakes and seven ladders and two die trace an inner work
As we participate in the game we experience
Lives of ups and downs and work to embrace the ebb
And flow that surrounds ourselves and family.
Stephen Cruise was born in Montréal, Québec and lives in Willowdale, Ontario.
As a founding member of A Space Gallery, Toronto, he has exhibited over 30 one-man shows and more than 50 group exhibitions both locally, nationally and internationally. He participated in the Biennale Barro de Amèrica 1992, 1995, and 1998 in Caracas, Venezuela. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; City of Windsor; University of Calgary; City of Toronto; City of Waterloo; and the Art Bank, Ottawa.
Cruise has also participated as a selected Advisor/Jury member for the: Art Committee for Public Places, Toronto ’04-‘11; Toronto Sculpture Garden ‘94-’01; Visual Arts Advisory Committee, Canada Council ‘88-’90; and numerous juries (public art and other) including the Canada Council and the Art Bank ‘82-’91.