Working in Community

One of the really terrific things about the artistic community in this city (and beyond!) is its willingness to support and engage with the work of its members. I feel a deep and ongoing gratitude for this – making art in such an environment allows individuals (and their creative practice) to thrive, to be supported, […]

An Ongoing Dialogue …

One of the most remarkable things about making art for me has always been the opportunities this mad existence has offered to meet – and work with – some truly exceptional human beings. I have been gifted with several such ongoing encounters, one of which I’d like to share today … I have worked on […]

A Call for Input!

I am looking for input from people on two related subjects: 1.  Do you have a favourite nest, and if so, where is it? If it’s in Edmonton AB or Halifax NS (and area) – I’d be most appreciative if you’d let me know the nest’s location. My goal is to hunt down your favourite […]

Looking Toward Spring …

While I know it was inevitable, I am still not completely reconciled to the reality of the real winter weather and cold that has come so hard and fast here … and so I am indulging in a little escapism, and letting you know about something I will be doing in the Spring. I will […]

New Studio, New Work … New Year

Have spent November and December settling into the new studio space I have for the Residency at Harcourt House, doing research, planning/plotting/scheming (i.e., orating out some if the too-many ideas I have for work!), and generally … well, nesting! My predecessor, the remarkable David Janzen, left the AIR Studio in great shape for me to […]