10,000 Questions (2018)
35mm, archival print, 30" x 40"
Photographic allusion to the work of Dennis Oppenheim. An attempt to borrow past conceptual strategies as a way to address contemporary topics.
Unwilding series (2018)
digital prints on dibond, 12" x 18", found metal from the Frank, AB
An ongoing series of work based in the Crowsnest Pass region. Exhibited at the Dr. Foster James Penny Building, Lethbridge AB.
Floor Maps (2018)
inkjet print, iPhone image
An photo of mountains taken with an iPhone from a plane window has been printed and folded into the shape of a road map.
First and Last Plein Air Painting #4 (2017)
frame, paint, insects
A gessoed panel was taken to a scenic hill on the south shore of Harp Lake. This site would be an ideal location for plein air painting if it didn't happen to be late May, the peak of black fly season.
/ seɪl / (2017)
mannequins, steel plinths, tricycles, inkjet print on vinyl, 250 yard sale signs, sound
/ seɪl / is the phonetic spelling of the homophones "sail" and "sale," two words thematically bound to the structure that housed this installation - a shipping container. The yard sale signs were collected over the course of three years on walks throughout the city. The installation's diffuse components weave together the life of a commercial object, from its assembly, to transportation, to sale, to the secondary market - in this case, the yard sale - which exists in a strange place between economic deregulation and commodity fetishism.
Resting Places (2016)
142 page photo book, 130 images.
This book work is the record of a canoe trip that took place between Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, and the McMichael gallery in Kleinburg (Vaughan, ON). The 340km route was completed in 14 days and connected the original grave site of Tom Thomson to the Group of Seven cemetery.
Beyond the Bush Garden (2016), with Samuel de Lange
projectors, projector cart, anthotypes, assemblage, vinyl mural
A two-person exhibition based on five days spent in clearcuts near Shining Tree, ON. The work, comprised of images, objects, and video, aims to critique tropes of landscape art with a humorous and self-aware approach to representation.
Anthotypes I-V (2016), with Samuel de Lange
wild blueberries, bear scat, vodka
Using the anthotype process invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, all of the materials for these images were sourced from within about a kilometre of Shining Tree, ON. The final result of this experiment fortuitously ended up resembling both cloudscapes and geographical maps.
Journal Scan (2016)
found journal, scans
A journal with no name or address was found in a forest under some leaves in Lake of Bays Township, Ontario. The author of this journal made many lists, and in this one, she encyclopaedically includes all of the things that make up her world.
Optimal Vantage Point Platform (2016)
wood, stain, hardware, 3'30" slideshow
Scenic lookouts are strategically located along roadways as a safe way to control traffic and guide sight-seers to landscapes considered sublime and beautiful. The OVP Platform is a response to this prescriptive and authoritative method of outdoor aesthetic appreciation.
The OVP Platform improves any view by 14 inches and can be folded up and transported in almost any truck or mid-sized SUV.
Investigate & Disseminate
vinyl, 32" monitor, briefcase cameras, photos
Thanks to Foris Signs Inc.
Matchbox multiple (2013)
match, matchbox, instructions