The work of Canadian artist Gareth Moore has a mysterious force, the origin of which is often difficult to define, though many of his sculptures and installations are based on simple gestures or the arrangement of unpretentious objects. Thus, on his many trips and hikes, Moore collects objects and materials that appear meaningless and worthless and have lost their original use or never had one to begin with. From these found items, he forms sculptural objects that tell poetic stories and occasionally refer to distant worlds. These objects often accompany him for some time and are used by him for specific purposes, so that they are associated with certain acts or actions for him – as in the case of the work “Mask”, which deals with protection against the sun and stormy winds. For Moore, his concepts to this extent appear less to represent a fictitious reality than a real and actionable plan for life permeated by belief in the beauty of things.