The tiny lake and conservation area in my town. It was scattered with leaves over the Thanksgiving holiday, and I just couldn’t resist the colours and contrasts!
Images of books that represent landscape on their covers.
In addition to this literal representation, I wanted to highlight the landscape elements of a book through the very nature of their physical presence as well as through their contents.
This includes the book that changed my life, Dandelion Wine; as well as a 110 year old book I treasure In Nature’s Workshop, which brings the natural world to life in such a romantic way I never thought possible.
Images I took at Black Creek Pioneer Village. I especially want to acknowledge the artist who runs the print shop there, his work was amazing.
I was exploring the idea of nature and culture coming together. I wanted link them through the use of natural materials that was so much more integral to society in that time period.
The lumber used, barely treated, cracking with age in the buildings. The metal and wood used to harness language and art; carving into the grain for one, and forging in bright fire for the other.
The intricate weaving of curtains, the natural material framing the world outside.
Each of these things coming together to form a world that is somewhat more in harmony with nature, rather than one that is out of synch with it. All at the hands of the human race.
And look where we are now.
The AMAZING O-Chairs from Winters Frosh 2013. I had the amazing opportunity to do a shoot with them for the Artichoke Magazine, which you can find all over campus, WITH a feature on these two and them on the cover oozing absolute Winters Badassery.
A painting I did that was inspired by Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I wanted to depict Lettie standing at her ocean, but in-between worlds, at what I think of as the crossroads.
This is the first time I’ve painted in a while, so many thanks to Neil for the inspiration and the chant of “Make good art” going through my head.
EDIT: This is now in Neil’s possession! I got the chance to give it to him at the signing I went to today. He was so lovely. What a kind person. If you see this, many many thanks for the inspiration and the kindness.
Images (crappy ones sadly) from the Sting concert. I’m still learning how to use this type of film, and It just wasn’t quite fast enough for this show. Alas, blurry images of Sting.
The courtyard outside my hotel room at The Walper in Kitchener. The night of the Sting concert.
Includes a scan of the negative.
Fuji FP3000b, Polaroid Land Camera 430
The lovely Lindsay.
Some images from downtown Toronto, again at Kensington Market as well at Toronto Image Works! (Which is an awesome place that will go out of their way to help you out.)