The history of my artistic career began, as many often do, as purely play. Paintbrush and paper were the toys and the tools that transformed daydreams into new realities. Over the years these paintings and drawings
have become paths to explore my own mind and visual perception, as well as to understand the world that I am a part of.
It seems that this world, with its borders, and demarcations, conceals interconnectedness and masks awareness and understanding. It is my belief that some are capable of seeing beyond this reductive state of awareness and perceiving something more than the widely sanctioned reality. The study of visual perception offers considerable evidence
that the perception of the world or the image is subjective. We are active interpreters of the world, not passive cameras, and sight often dominates the way we 'see' this world.
Apart from the idea of sight as purely physiological is the possibility of seeing beyond. This heightened visual perception often
appears in the form of dream or hallucination and is no less 'real' than any other visual stimulus, in fact it can seem more so. It is during these states of awareness that what is normally hidden is suddenly
revealed. My understanding of the diminished perception of the everyday and the possibility of moving beyond it is what inspires my artwork.
What possibilities await those who consciously shed
this reduced awareness? They may be able to perceive, for a moment at least, another world which exposes the false demarcation between human and non-human and reveals the interconnection of all
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Visual Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design|
2007 Greased Wheels, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver|
2007 Grad Show, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver
2007 I’d Rather be in the Garden, Instead Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver
2007 Shift, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver
2003 Grad Show, UCFV Gallery, Abbotsford, BC
2002 Dirt, UCFV Gallery, Abbotsford, BC
2005 John David Carr Memorial Scholarship|
2001 Provincial Fine Arts Scholarship