Propeller Member Since 2020
General Studies at OCAD has proven to be a solid foundation for the kind of art practice I have evolved that employs a broad range of materials and approaches. From casting paper using a plaster mould to deconstructing written journals, the creative possibilities are infinite. Likewise, employment in fields as diverse as furniture making and landscape gardening have contributed skills and perspectives to my process of art making. Every experience and exposure 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.