Opening Archived Terrain – Terrain Archivé

Had a lovely time at the Opening Reception for Archived Terrain – Terrain Archivé this past Friday night. A HUGE Thank You to everyone that came out on a busy evening, with less than ideal weather! We all had a busy night; lots of lovely conversations, and thoughtful comments. The best way to launch new work… Read More

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

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… Read More

Me, Talking about Things

I’ve been invited to speak on my work as part of the Visiting Artist series at MacEwan University.  My thanks to MacEwan for hosting me, and to Bruce Montcombroux for the kind invitation! I’ll be discussing some of the ideas that have informed recent work, and (some) of the many questions I ponder in presenting… Read More

Going Away to Come Home

Like many people,  this past weekend I found myself more acutely aware of the many sorts of bounty that surround me, the many things for which abiding gratitude is necessary. I spent a ‘working weekend’ surrounded by great company and sparsely beautiful countryside … and did a serious recharge in the process. (the amazing food shared by everyone… Read More

Making Believe, Once Again

After a two-year hiatus due to numerous scheduling conflicts, I was at last able to revisit an ongoing project this weekend – one that is dear to my heart. Spent an all-too-brief 24 hours out near Smoky Lake on “The Farm,” working on getting reacquainted with Make:Believe. I’ve written about this project several times, as… Read More

A thought or two on Idealism

My first full day in Nova Scotia – overnighted at the airport hotel, and will be heading to Day 1 of my residency at Main & Station in Parrsboro shortly! Excited to get there, get settled, and get to work … . Planning and researching, in order to make work that bridges disciplines and methods of… Read More

Upcoming Residency and Workshop

I will be heading out to the East Coast soon! I’ve been  accepted to a 2 week Research and Development Residency for a new project in Nova Scotia. I’ll be in Parrsboro, on the shores of the Bay of Fundy for a couple of weeks – excited to be spending some time on this beautiful… Read More

A thought …

… that I came across today. A quote, actually, from Martin Creed, that sums up some of the ideas that have been rolling around in my head for a while now. On a more literal level, working some of this out through the creation of the original Boundary|Time|Surface installation in 2014, and in other ways… Read More

Boundary|Time|Surface is Open!

It’s been very quiet here lately … and a bit frantic everywhere else in my life. Just got back from a week in Newfoundland, installing Boundary|Time|Surface at the Discovery Centre Gallery in Gros Morne National Park! The exhibition will be up for the entire season – until early October 2016. If you have a chance… Read More