Hunks of Ice: Charlie Burns by Marie-Maude Polychuck
They walk on water with fire in their hearts and ice in their veins. They play a game that Jim Murray called Murder on Ice: High sticking, tripping, slashing, spearing, charging, hooking, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, interference, roughing… everything else is just figure skating. These are the Hunks of Ice.
Minnesota North Stars Center Charlie Burns (born February 14, 1936 in Detroit) played 749 games in the NHL. In 1959, he was the only US-born player in the NHL. Burns was mainly known for being an excellent skater, playmaker and defensive player who performed checking and penalty-killing. His trademark was the heavily padded helmet that he was forced to wear after suffering a serious head injury while playing junior hockey in 1954–55.
Marie-Maude Polychuck presents one of hockey’s greatest players in two-color linocut on paper and mounted to old barn wood under Plexiglas.
Hunks of Ice: Charlie Burns
Details: 7″x4.5″x1″ | linocut on paper with wood and Plexiglas | Edition of 16 | 2010 | $60.00