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My practice encompasses a variety of experimental processes that animate both natural and constructed environments, seeking to form connections between culture, nature and place. I am concerned with how physical, tactile interactions in nature can shape our inner experiences and understanding of the world. I currently live and work in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Tipi Bundle

I found a nice pile of loose branches that had been deposited near this fallen tree from a previous flood. I like to choose sites like this because of the available materials.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sounds of Silence

Connecting with the natural world around us allows us time to stop for a moment to reflect and listen. The forest seems silent at first but then as we listen deeper we start to notice sounds of movement and life. We begin to hear the sound of flowing water, singing birds and the movement of bushes from a small critter. We become more aware of what is around us because our senses are not overloaded with noise. We learn to simply appreciate the world around us such as the beauty of the sky, the trees, the water and the animals that inhabit the ecosystem. Out of our experience we can understand the importance of protecting our environment in hopes that future generations can enjoy the same experience. I think by connecting with nature we are connecting to something deep within us, a direct and tactile experience that cannot be provided by technology, media or television.