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Attracted to the serendipity of photography since I was twelve, I have played with many photographic techniques: black and white, colour, digital, mobileography and alternative process. The photography process shows me detail and texture. It brings me up close to events, people, objects, phenomena and ideas. I mov… Read More
Attracted to the serendipity of photography since I was twelve, I have played with many photographic techniques: black and white, colour, digital, mobileography and alternative process. The photography process shows me detail and texture. It brings me up close to events, people, objects, phenomena and ideas. I move through the world slowly, freezing time and magnifying the moment. In my work as a photographer, I seek detail, texture and universals. I use the photographic process as an investigative tool. The camera records what eludes the human eye, and I work with this material until an image takes on a life of its own. As an artist, I am a co-creator with the natural forces at work. I am a photographer poet on a journey in quest of poetic imagery.

My career as an artist includes photography, ceramics and publishing. My recent work at Emily Carr University has consolidated my many interests with a concentration in photography. I was the recipient of the 2010 Canon Photography Graduation Award. This winter, I traveled to the Salton Sea in Southern California to continue my study of the environmental impact of the local economy on the region and am now working toward a return to the area for a future photographic project. At present, I am an artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board, and the results of one project produced a digital installation at the entrance of King George Secondary School that reflects an awareness of the impact of mind, body and identity on effective learning. My work is in both public and private collections that include St. Paul’s Hospital and Delta Land Development. Read Less
  • Visual Artist
    Sassamatt Images — British Columbia, Canada
  • Artist in Residence
    Vancouver School Board — British Columbia, Canada
  • Artist in Residence
    Tupper Ceramics Studio — British Columbia, Canada
  • Artist in Residence
    Summer at St. Georges — British Columbia, Canada
  • Photographer
    Vancouver Ballet Society — British Columbia, Canada
  • Artist in Residence
    ArtStarts — British Columbia, Canada
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Lumen Prints: I go to the market and the beach and then to my kitchen to observe the botanical traces fruit, vegetables, fish and seaweed made on photosensitive paper. My work is about the direct transmission of data from the subject to the photosensitive surface without the use of a camera or enlarger. It is about t… Read More
Lumen Prints: I go to the market and the beach and then to my kitchen to observe the botanical traces fruit, vegetables, fish and seaweed made on photosensitive paper. My work is about the direct transmission of data from the subject to the photosensitive surface without the use of a camera or enlarger. It is about the intensity of the marks made on paper, an investigation of chemistry activated by light. A selection of Lumen prints made at the Salton Sea will be exhibited in "In the Earth, in the Sky" in Jyväskylä, Finland at the end of October.

Kinetic Montage: Using a variety of cameras, I record a series of images that set the moment in motion. These are sometimes scripted, sometimes spontaneous photographic interactions with the intention of creating a kinetic/cinematic effect. They are part montage, part graphic novel, often dancerly and sometimes transformative. William Butler Yeats best describes my photographic intention in this work when he describes transformative art as that which obscures the distinction between “the dancer and the dance.”

Dancers: I observe the pressures on dancers or all ages who work in a demanding, distorted and critical environment to create ephemeral art that pleases a paying audience, often unaware of the sacrifices made by artists at a young age. Currently I am photographing aerialist and professional dancers working with choreographers. In Camera: the Working Dancer, a collaboration with a painter, Alison Keenan, is being exhibited at the Mezzanine Gallery (Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver), 22 November 2012 - 18 February 2013.

Desert Terrain: In a harsh yet vibrant landscape, I am profoundly affected by these elements. Here I dance in extreme conditions with my camera, cautious in my footsteps to preserve the fragile terrain that nature took eons to form. In this place, I learn both to ask permission to take these photographs and to be gracious in doing so. The Salton Sea environmental crisis is my current focus. Read Less
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