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’… Read More

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… Read More

Nests! at TIX!

I am very happy to let you know that TIX on the Square in Edmonton, AB is carrying some of my limited-edition artist books! NEST {types} is a collaborative work, with lovely poems written by Vancouver-based poet Catherine Owen, and hand carved linocut prints by me. Each print/poem pairing revolves around a particular type or shape… Read More

Spring Signs

It seems growth and change are afoot in almost every way imaginable. Last night, the province in which I live held a remarkable election, with results that have transformed the political landscape here – and certainly made history. A blast of fresh Spring air in this place. I’ve been back for a couple of weeks… Read More

Elsewhere …

A thoroughly apropos title. After the busy-ness of getting the work up for exhibition, and then the opening reception on the 9th, I thought life was going to slow a little bit. Not so. I have been elsewhere (metaphorically) – catching up on all sorts of things that needed attending to. Amongst those ‘to-do’ list… Read More

What Happens the Rest of the Time

Many preparations afoot for the upcoming opening of Elsewhere  on January 9 2015. What it all amounts to is what happens ‘the rest of the time’ in the work of working on my practice. And for the last several days, that has looked like: 400 square feet of ethafoam two large rolls of bubble wrap… Read More

Elsewhere

I am very happy to announce that I will be exhibiting work with the talented Brenda Danbrook at Gallery @ 501 in Sherwood Park AB this coming January.   There will be a short informal artists’ talk at the opening reception. I hope to see some of you there. And until then … I’ll be… Read More

‘Tis the Season for Giving … local Art

Yes, this is shameless promotion time. I have some things I’d like to share with you, that I hope you buy from me, to give as gifts to people in the next while. First off, I have some lovely hand-bound poetry books that would like to have new homes. Text by award-winning Vancouver poet Catherine… Read More

Blog Hop Around the World

I’ve been invited to participate in a Blog Hop Around the World,  in which people share something about their current projects and creative processes. I think it’s a lovely opportunity to learn a little bit more about the work that goes on ‘behind the studio door’, and see the threads that run through creative work… Read More

Time Travel, part II

Going through the old photographs I have unearthed for this part of the NEST work has been quite disarming in many respects – not the least of which has been the brief glimpse they have offered of the many and varied contexts in which my own parents found themselves. These were other worlds and lifetimes… Read More