One more Week, and an Event!

One more Week, and an Event!

This is the last week that 21st Century Nesting Practices is on exhibition at the McMullen Gallery. Amazing how fast the time has gone by! The exhibition closes  on Sunday February 25th; morning of the 26th, I’ll be in the gallery, packing up the work. In the mean time though – pop in if you […]

21st Century Nesting Practices

I am extremely happy to say that the McMullen Gallery  at the University of Alberta Hospital will be hosting my exhibition 21st Century Nesting Practices!  This iteration of the work will feature a new video piece, and a soundscape created from a combination of my own field recordings and a selection of recordings from the […]

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 […]

Old Boats Recycled Into Sheds

Old Boats Recycled Into Sheds

After working this summer in Parrsboro with Scott Smallwood on a project that explores the interconnections between the tide, the land, and the human history of the area (which included shipbuilding), these beautiful structures speak volumes to me – about change, and resilience, and different ways of looking at the idea of abundance. I am […]

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…

And the Tide Turns

And the Tide Turns

I’ve been hunkered down and quiet the last while, for a number of reasons. Travel – back west and then back east – for the AGM of Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC, and for a memorial service in Calgary. Work – finishing up some experiments in cyanotype (!), and writing a grant report. Taking a […]

Making … and Unmaking

The process of installing (and then striking) and exhibition always feels a little bit like alchemy to me. It’s the presentation of a series of things transformed: from the raw materials, to the work, to the exhibition itself … and then it all disappears again. Of course it’s not that at all in practical terms. […]

Generosity … and Many, Many Thanks

Generosity … and Many, Many Thanks

It’s been a remarkable time; the residency and performance, the talk, the exhibition … and now that it’s all done and packed up, a little time to reflect. The first week was all about slowing down, getting reacquainted with the town and the land … shifting gears, not unlike the tides here do every 12 […]

Last Week for the Exhibition!

Last Week for the Exhibition!

I’m a little boggled by how the days have passed by since our exhibition opened.  Just this week, and I’m back to Parrsboro to take down the show, and pack it all up for shipping. I’ve been really quite chuffed by the feedback we have been getting on the work. Our lovely hosts at Main […]

macromareal: a rising tide lifts all boats

Our exhibition is officially open! Had a lovely time at the opening reception yesterday afternoon; some great conversations with people, and a good turn out! Lovely food too – thanks to Judith at Main & Station! I was quite struck with the reaction of people to the show: several guests stayed for a long time, […]