Residencies: A Primer

Residencies: A Primer

I will be presenting a Professional Development talk in Edmonton on March 27th 2018. This will be an all-access Webinar, so anyone interested outside of Edmonton can participate as well. Please see the details below to register. Free for Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC members, $45 to non-members. RSVP by 4pm on Friday, March 23. For […]

Thinking about Bodies & Control

Thinking about Bodies & Control

I am looking toward the Opening of Chaotic Bodies this Thursday at Mile Zero Dance – and not surprisingly, I am thinking a great deal about relationship, space, and how our bodies convey information. What we communicate with gesture and movement is so vital to our understanding – to meaning-making – but also to the way […]

And there it was … gone!

And there it was … gone!

21st Century Nesting Practices has closed, and it’s all been packed and stored away again. So strange, that process: how things come out of boxes and wrapping to take on a life of their own for a while, and then disappear again. It was a great experience – a lovely way to come ‘full circle’ […]

Growth

Growth

Have been pondering many (often divergent) ideas over the holidays. It’s been part of the process of getting back “into it” after the time away – thinking about what directions do I want to take in my practice over the next while for sure, and getting myself sorted for the commitments I already have (more […]

Some thoughts on leaving and coming back

Some thoughts on leaving and coming back

I am preparing to fly West this afternoon, after a busy and very productive several months in various spots in Nova Scotia. A great residency with Scott Smallwood, and new work launched in Parrsboro, at Main & Station. The start of some new and exciting collaborations with Deborah Carruthers and with Susan Tooke.  Time to […]

Sherds Shards Shorelines

Originally posted on heritagelandscapecreativity:
With Holocene sunsets New materials wash across our shores Continued sedimentation of humanity Ancient intermingling salt, stone, seaweed, shell Cast wide – a strange catch of sherds Cast deep – a strange haul of shards Fragmentary people With broken vessels Cross the line, tread with care Tide hides, washes removes different…

Natura Insects – Insects made of Flowers

Natura Insects – Insects made of Flowers

As summer slips into Autumn, I am reminded that beauty lies in the moment, and in those details that provoke a little wonder. My thanks to eMorphes for the shot of colour on a grey Monday.

Already?! The Exhibition Opens Tomorrow!

Already?! The Exhibition Opens Tomorrow!

The days have been flying past, and I find myself here, on the eve of our exhibition opening in Parrsboro! I am looking forward to sharing the work Scott and I have been developing over the course of this residency, and interested in hearing feedback about it.   For those in the area of Parrsboro, […]

Post-Performance, Pre-Exhibition

We had a marvellous time on Sunday, presenting “Macromareal Prelude: In Fog and Storm and Rain” ! Everything fell into place so beautifully – we had planned to present at the beach, but the forecast pre-empted that idea – but Plan B turned out to be so great! No regrets there! Deep thanks to all […]

Macromareal Prelude

Macromareal Prelude

Very excited to be a part of the performance of a new original score by Scott Smallwood! “Macromareal Prelude” will have its debut performance on Sunday August 6, beginning at 3:00 pm. The performance will be held at First Beach in Parrsboro. PLEASE NOTE: in case of inclement weather, the performance will MOVE to The […]