Statement

My artwork is influenced by the shifting and temporal nature of my surroundings and the traces that this passage of time leaves behind. Specifically, I am interested in fleeting moments and sensations which are not fully understood because they are only briefly glimpsed or experienced.

I explore these ephemeral qualities through pieces which remove the boundaries between painting, drawing, and sculpture in order to offer different perspectives on an experience. I am especially curious about how nuances of material touch can act as a point of exchange between the artist and the viewer, altering the viewer’s perception of an artwork.

I take a playful and experimental approach to the process of making. I fold, paint, draw, stain, tie, sculpt, sew, and print onto surfaces. I stay open to material possibilities, exploring materials such as: acrylic, oil, and spray paints; inks and dyes; raw and pre-primed canvas surfaces; non-traditional fabrics such as felts and stretch fabrics; cords, ties, and ribbons; and everyday materials, like paperclips and elastics.

I consider each artwork to be a small piece of a memory. Similar to the process of attempting to remember an event; each form, mark, or colour comes to the foreground to exist briefly within the experience of the artwork before dissolving. Each painted mark or folded crease suggesting an action which has already occurred, but where its memory has lingered through the traces that it has left behind.