Propeller Member Since 2020
General Studies at OCAD has proven to be a solid foundation for the kind of art practice I have evolved; a practice that employs a broad range of materials and approaches such as casting paper using a plaster mould, mixed media drawing with sewn-on components and deconstructing written journals. Employment in fields as diverse as furniture making, landscape gardening and teaching sculpture at Harbourfront has also contributed skills and perspectives to my process of art making. Every exposure and experience finds its way into the work and the result is always a surprise.
band rock, the most recent series in the ROCKS IN MY HEAD body of work, is a creative inquiry that began with a small found stone. This tiny piece of the planet serves as a symbol of the recurring and interrelated themes of memory, the passage of time and the process of transformation. These mixed-media drawings playfully make apparent a relationship between nature’s ancient patterns in earth and water and the iconic designs that came into fashion during the transformative 60s and 70s – a period in the relatively recent past. As the drawings evolved, the individual pieces began to identify by colour and feeling with one season or another – further enhancing the expression of changes that occur as time passes. The mixed-media include chalk pastel, graphite and stitched on layers of mylar and paper.