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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.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Near and Far

While I was walking in the coulees on a hike to take photographs for a book collaboration between scientist Mark Goettel and myself I decided to make this little cairn on a large stone which might have been deposited by a glacier from potentially as far away as the Rocky Mountains. The urge came to me to make a cairn to mark this place and to share the moment I experienced at that time such as the fall colors on the flood plain along the Oldman river and the coulee landscape.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Bridge

This sculpture was done at the University of Lethbridge during my Sculpture II class with Nick Wade in September of 2010.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nature as Culture

These images are from my latest exhibition at the Trianon Gallery in Lethbridge, Alberta. The landscape in southern Alberta is a place rich with a diversity of plant communities, wildlife and riparian areas along rivers and streams. When walking in the coulees and the river valley I feel a connection to the land and a deep sense of time embedded in this place. The ground I am standing on was once a continental sea bed. The coulees were formed as the last glaciers retreated from our area and have been further eroded by water and wind. The landscape was once mostly covered by forests and eventually transformed into the grasslands of today. This area has a profound influence on my work and I endeavour to communicate this with the materials I have collected, assembled and formed to explore its sense of place. From the topographical studies that reference the fluid formations of the coulees and foothills, the bark and driftwood that float down the river and collect in driftwood piles during floods, to the variety of the plant communities that grow in the coulees I seek to celebrate the nature of this living prairie community as culture.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Exhibition at the Trianon Gallery

I am getting ready for my exhibition at the Trianon Gallery in Lethbridge. I will be starting the install on September 16 and the opening reception will be on Saturday September 24 at 9pm. This is the poster I created for the show. I liked the layout of this poster and decided to change my blog and use a similar design.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011


Holes drilled into driftwood which was then charred and sanded.
driftwood and rope

Friday, January 28, 2011

While going through the alley taking photographs I stumbled across this discarded carpet. I was really intrigued by the form of the folds and the context. It began a dialogue about the worn decayed nature of the material over time and its place in a back alley where materials that are regularly discarded and thrown become an object of beauty or a work of art.