About the Work
An exploration of transformative states is a unifying theme throughout my practice.
In the past decade my primary focus has been on drawing, in its largest sense. My works evolve from process-based studio investigations that are directed by the inherent characteristics of my materials (transparent papers and films, markers, solvents, inks, spray paint), and their interactions. Time also plays a role in my practice: time as defined through the repetition of a mark or gesture, as well as a transitional time that passes mostly unobserved (i.e. over the course of a day, a season, a century). Aspects of my visual repertoire have roots in both architecture and the natural world. My childhood exposure to the landscape and weather of Saskatchewan has particularly influenced my tendencies towards a panoramic format, a muted palette and the use of layers and transparencies.
While the surfaces of my drawings often appear intricate or complex, my method essentially relies on the critical accumulation of lines. Geometric configurations such as the grid, and, more recently, the spiral, offer a framework: however, my preoccupations with phases of deterioration and renewal often result in disturbing or effacing this initial structure. A sense of calm is perceptible in many of my finished works, and my choice of delicate supports contributes to feelings of weightlessness and ephemerality.