"Red Toy Train 2"
Childhood memories are fragmented and elusive, they are literally bound by narratives, preconceptions and inaccuracies that refract the simplest of childhood objects into something equally precious, but entirely new. I used string as a metaphor for the narrative, first wrapping the train in canvas and then binding it with string. I worked on the wrapped train and then unfolded the canvas leaving the creases, ridges and the absence of color to inform the composition. My motivation was to explore what is retained and what collapses into simplicity in memory, and that the remaining threads can be beautiful.
3' x 4' Acrylic on canvas
I wanted to have some fun with the serious topic of capitalism by definition having to fuck itself.
4' x 4' Acrylic on canvas
Color Trap explores the idea of the truly modern landscape viewed from a high rise perspective. Colors are rarely used for pure aesthetics in the downtown business environment, and are instead repeated so that I am programmed to associate certain products and services with certain colors. The subject is both lured and contained by structure of color. All of the colors are derived from the Toronto stock exchange and large corporations.
various sizes digital print
This work is produced by wrapping an object in canvas, in this case a 100 year old chair that my father sat in. The wrapped object is then bound with ropes to fix it in time and space. It is then painted with spray paint, drips, and brushed and drawn marks. The canvas is then unwrapped and flattened before being worked further to capture the spirit of the object..Tension is created between two and three dimensions, and between spirit and concrete reality. "Chair" is an important element of my expanding theory of Digital Cubism.
48" x 60" Acrylic on canvas
Beautiful Grind is both a still photo and video project that examines insatiability in capitalism. Our limitless desire is expressed not in the ends that we seek as result of our material wealth, but in our fixation on the means to get there. A bejewelled hamster wheel symbolizes our relentless preoccupation with with means of capitalism.
various sizes digital print
I am continuing my exploration of the high rise point of view for landscapes. My intention here is to create an intricate scene that is to be explored from this modern point of view.You will see that I am beginning to experiment with the surface plane of the landscape. This dialectic of surface and space is an important element of my study of Digital Cubism.
3' x 4' Acrylic on board
Using a collage technique as a jumping off point this is exploration of some of the possible dimensions my interior landscape.
2' x 3' Acrylic on board
I wanted to create physical and philosphical tension around the idea of certainty. "To be sure" is a stilted term often used in academic writing.
2' x 4' Mixed Media on plywood board