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La Biennale visit!!

I am very fortunate in being able to get to this year’s Venice Biennale! as I had hoped to see the curatorial project, “Milk of Dreams” ochestrated by NYC based curator, Ceciila Alemani. It was spectacular and very inspiring. It was a world unto its own – diving deep into early surrealist and feminist work from as early back at the 1600’s to present day. It captured the very beginning of a paradigm shift that we are now immersed in. The show illustrated the forgotten, neglected and criticized work of hundreds of artists whose work did not meet the dominate patriarchal canon. In the words of Alemani, “the exhibition explores the body and its metamorphoses, relationship between individual and technologies, and the connection between bodies and the earth!”  It  questions the very definition of what is human and how that is changing.


In my studio –

Still from stop motion animation video - Ritual 2022

Still from stop motion animation video – “Ritual”

Video still from "Swimmers" a stop motion animation work. 2022 Made while on residency in Sointula, at the Art Shed.

Video still from “Swimmers” a stop motion animation work. 2022
Made while on residency in Sointula, at the Art Shed.

Stop Motion Animation

I am honoured to be the recipient of  a Research and Creation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts for the project “Spectral Companions.” Subsistence support  for one year has allowed me to focus my practice in a new direction, to purchase camera and software equipment, and to hire artist Brian Lye, as an animation mentor. scope of the project was made possible by the generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts in making this project happen.

I am now in post-production – thinking about sound!

The project was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


I am also working on a series of figurative works on paper with a variety of drawn and inky images, modified papers and cutouts. A selection of these will be show with some video work in a solo exhibition next year at Gallery 2, in Grand Forks, BC.


Messenger - detail

Messenger – detail

Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency
Sitka Center for the Art and Ecology, OR.

Fall of 2021

I was in Oregon to attend my long awaited for Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at the Sitka Centre for Art and Ecology. What a wonderful experience to work one on one with Julia D’Amario Sitka’s Master Printmaker. She generously shared her skill and passion for this unique art form. We worked together to complete four copperplate etchings from which Julia ran editions of 10 on each plate! I began to see what processes would work with my drawings and aesthetic. The Sitka campus is located a 10 minute walk from the confluence of Salmon River Estuary and the Pacific Ocean – a place of tremendous life force!  I am so grateful that it all came together during covid! And that I was able to immerse myself in this experience.

One of each of four prints I created with Julia, were recently purchased by the Portland Art Museum for their print collection.

Up coming Residency: Art Shed
in Sointula, BC spring 2022

Art Shed Sointula, BC

Sointula Art Shed is on Malcolm Island to the inside of Vancouver island off of Port McNeil.  It is located on KwaKwaka ‘wakw territory.  Sointula is Finish for “place of harmony”. It was a established as a fishing village and farming community by a group of Finish immigrants who had a vision of utopia. They rowed up from Nainamo and began occupying Malcolm Island in 1901.

Great thanks to the founders and directors of the ART SHED – Kerri Reid and Tyler Brett who manage and make possible the existence of this incredible residency. My time at the residency was part of my stop motion animation project, “Spectral Companions,” and was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. This support covered the entire cost of the month long residency including my travel, material and living expenses.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Pre-pandemic exhibition and video interview of  Once We Were Whole

Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo, BC – This exhibition was closed early due to Covid-19 Pandemic. The gallery moved the exhibition – Once We Were Whole to a virtual format creating two videos. A long version with me talking about the creation of the work and my practice in general and a shorter version that features Eimear Laffan reading her poem written in response to the work, You cannot perish if you have not been touched as the camera pans around the gallery. Below is the longer version, both videos can be found on the Langham Culture Centre’s website.
Exhibition opened February 28th, 2020 and closed on March 14th.
Curator: Seathra Bell          Video work by Louis Bockner.

Images and more information about this new work are under Once We Were Whole under WORK.