Year of Residency: 2022
I am a visual artist whose primary media is ink and charcoal. My work revolves around play and analysis, not dissimilar to my sense of humour. Through my drawings I explore shapes with dynamic shadows, which to me are deep signatures of reality. Machine parts, which are commonly seen as the antithesis of beauty, offer a clean slate for me to act as a vulture and pick out what is interesting. An avid board gamer, I also bask in thought conflagrations and the interconnectedness of ideas. I am seduced by simplicity but cannot resist complexity.
In 2018 my MFA thesis exhibition entitled “Splash Zones” mixed sketchbook experimentation with analytic obsession. I wrestled for months translating Joyce’s Finnegans Wake to drawings and found inspiration from chair shadows, tractors and chess pieces.
I currently live in Cumberland, BC, Canada and continue to create and show my drawings. In The Mouka-Both show in Feb of 2022, I explored the relationship between machines and the natural environment. Coffee shops and cafes are my primary creative environment for the sketchbook, and allow me to be extroverted in my introversion.