2012 — Sheet Metal, Plexi Glass, Gel Medium, Acrylic Paint, 36" x 26" : $1500.00
2012 — Sheet Metal, 23" x 24" : $600.00
2012 — Plexi Glass, Gel Medium and Acrylic Paint, 24" x 20" : $900.00
I am inspired by the world around me and by the places that I have an intense emotional response or attachment to. My imagery references cottage country and rural areas which I grew up in. I intend to create an embodied experience with my art, where the viewer and myself are able become emotionally involved in and around my work. I hope to achieve this by using vibrant colours, diverse textures, and layered materials that invite the viewer to investigate my pieces. Primarily I am interested in pushing the boundaries of how to piece an image together and what is constituted as a painting verses a sculpture. My work is mainly constructed from cut and welded metal, but I often incorporate painting, which was my original passion. I found myself instantly drawn to the process of working with metal because of its physical aspect, for I spent most of my childhood as an athlete. With metal I am able to intensify painterly aspects with the use of different welding techniques to create colour and textures in my pieces. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History at McMaster University in April of 2013, and I am now looking to further my artistic education while practicing as an artist.